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The growing season for corn and soybeans is normally winding down after the first week of September. But late-planted crops and delayed development mean lots of questions about the impact of weather that remains as variable as the rest of 2019.

Overall conditions improved for the second straight week according to posts on Feedback From The Field, though most producers remain unsure what they’ll find when combines start rolling later this fall. A shift to dry weather after a wet spring adds to uncertainty.

“Corn for the most part made but very uneven, hard to say what’s actually out there,” said an Illinois farmer east of St. Louis worried about dry soybean fields.  “Some late planted beans are going to have a tough time beating an early frost.”

Comments from other Midwest growers noted concerns about both corn and soybeans as well. “Corn shutting down premature,” wrote a grower from southeast Iowa.

“Corn inside the fields short on nitrogen, skinny ears,” was the observation from southern Wisconsin where heat was also keeping soybeans from adding new pods.

The view from northwest Missouri summed up the season’s uncertainty succinctly: “Some good, some poor.

Source: Farm Futures