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    I don't think it is an isolated thing...crops are not getting planted. Very wet. more rain coming. some farmers I have talked to plan on putting in some cover crops later in the summer...just thinking about the hunting this fall, and also, the food sources for the birds come winter...

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    So, what does that mean for this Fall’s bird forecast?

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    Probably means a very late fall harvest.

    Fall forecast/road count is late summer; lots of moisture = lots of weeds to hide. Quite a turnaround from the drought,of a couple years ago.

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    SD 4% corn planted on last report. Southern MN way behind as well. Forecast doesn't look conducive to catching up. Late harvest and possibly some switching to beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumboot View Post
    SD 4% corn planted on last report. Southern MN way behind as well. Forecast doesn't look conducive to catching up. Late harvest and possibly some switching to beans.
    Indiana, Illinois and Iowa are all way behind in planting too. a dry week or two would make a big difference.
    guessing we might see some short season crop varieties possibly as well.

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    Current Planted vs 5 Year Average
    Iowa 48% 76%
    Illinois 11% 82%
    Indiana 6% 57%
    Minnesota 21% 65%
    Missouri 52% 87%
    Nebraska 46% 72%
    South Dakota 4% 54%
    Ohio 4% 47%

    Nearest analog year is 2013 when we had over 5,000,000 acres of corn and beans that didn't get planted, compared to a little over 1,000,000 acres last 3 years. Not sure what that means for pheasant reproduction, but down here quail do better in moderately dry years.

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    The corn crops here in Michigan get planted in a few weeks. If the crops here can do good, I see no reason a late planting in SD would be any different. Admittedly, I donít know the first thing about farming, but if the crops go in late and also come off late, that could only be a good thing for wildlife in general as it provides cover and food longer, correct?

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    Crop insurance deadline for corn is around 5/25 and for beans around 6/10...meaning if you don't get those crops planted by then, you start losing crop insurance coverage...bottom line, those dates aren't arbitrary, they correlate with typical dates in the fall where freezing starts to occur...lots of corn is 110 day, and some gets down closer to 90 or 95...but some of this stuff just can't be tinkered with too much, it's nature's way...

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    like the statistic said in the ealier post, SD corn is typically 54% planted by now...it is at 4% this year...that is startling!

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    a farmer who farms 3000 acres, for example, probably has close to $1,000,000 in input costs NOT INCLUDING LAND RENT....so, a hail storm could really ruin your day...or heavy wind...or early frost...or drought...so that crop insurance is important.

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