West Central Iowa started planting seed corn for the second time Friday, May 10. As of Monday night, one of my dealers was excited to share that his wife went for her evening walk and saw corn emerged in his field. This is the first emerged corn I have heard of in the area to date. This same dealer is starting to plant seed beans today. By my estimate West Central Iowa is 45 to 55% done planting corn and 5% done planting soybeans.
North Central Iowa started planting seed corn for the second time Sunday, May 12. Having received more snow than my Western territory, the northern area needed a few more days to dry out before returning to the field. Everything seems to be progressing nicely but no fields have emerged as of yet. North Central Iowa is 35 to 45% done with corn and 2 to 3% done with soybeans.