While parts of western states are praying for rain, parts of the eastern states are dealing with too much.
Minnesota Corn Growers Association president Brian Biegler, who farms near Lake Wilson, Minn., told Brownfield Ag News that wet spring weather has hampered his ability to no-till sobyeans.
A "long" planting meant Biegler worked land he usually no-tills.
“Typically I try to no-till all my beans," he told Brownfield. "This year they just weren’t drying out very well. So I had to take my vertical till and lightly run across it just to kind of break that top layer loose a little bit, then she dried right out and I was able to get in and plant it.”
Strip till fields performed better, Biegler says.
While it might be tempting to resort to earthwork address watery fields, at least some farmers have shown success dealing with inundated fields using no-till conditions.