How long will the start of planting be delayed this year?

The latest USDA Planting Progress report puts overall corn crop planted at 6%, 8 points behind the five-year average. How long will it be before you're in the field this year? Will your delay be a week? Two? Or, did you get planting started on time this year? Were you by chance into the field earlier than usual? Take our latest poll and let us know. Please leave comments with your county and state to let us know your anticipated start-planting date.

 

Discuss this poll 37

Anonymous
on Apr 28, 2014

Joe from chicot county Arkansas. We started two weeks late and only got 600 of the planed 1200 acres planted. I will not plant anymore it's to late. I have only planted 1200 of my 6300 acres of all crops planed so far and it is raining today.

Anonymous
on Apr 28, 2014

Very sporadic planting so far. Some are waiting for warmer soils. We started to make sure everything worked. Soil worked up very good! Will wait a week now thanks to this next rain event.

Anonymous
on Apr 28, 2014

we are entering our third week delay with rain and cold forecast til saturday then rain again suday may 4th

Anonymous
on Apr 28, 2014

Traill County, ND

Anonymous
on Apr 28, 2014

I am expecting a late spring cold and all it does is rain rain predicted for the next 6 days stright.
Sauk County Wisconsin

Anonymous
on Apr 28, 2014

humboldt county,iowa

Anonymous
on Apr 28, 2014

Marion, co Illinois

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

We were looking at a lot of frost below 1 foot so the delay wasn't bad, but now the rain is becoming excessive and we don't have soil temps to quickly recover. It's rain all this week yet. don't expect much planting for 7 -10 days from now.

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

Central tx got started 2-15 with corn finished 3-5 got milo in by 3-15 good early start need rain now 4-27-14

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

We live in Osceola county Iowa. We're up in the NW corner of the state, and it's really dry. Would love to see some rain. I would guesstimate that corn planting is about 75 percent done in our area.

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

got in on time.

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

got in on tine

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

We planted our first field of corn on April 22 which was a full 2 weeks earlier than last year. However this weeks very wet and cool conditions could keep us out of the fields until early May. We desperately need the rain here in the west central part of Blue Earth County in southern Minnesota, but after corn planting would have been better. Might be mid May or later before we can finish with corn.

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

Cold and wet here in Juneau county Wi.

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

Scott Co. IA

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

Fayette county, IA. Our 7 day weather forecast has rain every day, not sure when we'll get to start?

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

Fayette county, IA. Our 7 day weather forecast has rain every day, not sure when we'll get to start?

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

Normal start here is April 20th, we are still at least a week away. Too cold, too wet to get in.

Anonymous
on Apr 27, 2014

Too cold and dry .... Now too wet for a whole week

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

at least 2 weeks behind in grand forks county, North Dakota

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

N/W Iowa

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

Union Co, KY
We are 2 weeks late and 28% planted

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

We are done planting corn and soybeans in Douglas County (eastern) Nebraska.

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

Looks like a long time before planting starts, especially now that rain is forecasted every day for the next week.

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

we started on time and got 40% done, but it will be probably two weeks before we get back in the field due to saturated soil and wet forcast.

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

Cold, cold, cold, Washington County, Wisconsin

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

We've been delayed one week so far and with this weekends rain looks like another week and half before we will get to the field. The rains keep hitting NE Iowa.

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

I am done planting corn.

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

East-central SD, Kingsbury Co. We are definitely ahead of schedule, some are almost done, some holding off because of being so early, still quite cool soil temps. I am just starting on April 27. We had to replant a quarter a few years ago due to cold rain and sprout damage.

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

East-central SD, Kingsbury Co. We are definitely ahead of schedule, some are almost done, some holding off because of being so early, still quite cool soil temps. I am just starting on April 27. We had to replant a quarter a few years ago due to cold rain and sprout damage.

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

Many farmers in this area are finished. Northern middle Tennessee.

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

Cold ground and wet more rain next week we will wait it out

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

500 out of 1000 of corn done
300 out of 1000 syb done

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

wet cold

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

soil is dry enough to work up nearly perfectly. Very little crust that brakes up into granular particles with few hard chunks

Anonymous
on Apr 26, 2014

Planted 850 of 2600 corn and 200 of 2700 beans as of 4/24. Should get back in on 4/26 after two tenths on 4/25. Next week looks tough.

Anonymous
on Apr 25, 2014

Shelby County, Ohio

Post new comment
Newsletter Signup
Continuing Education Courses
New Course

Accredited for 2 hours/CCA Soil & Water credits. The 2,000 member...

Keeping crop protection chemicals on the crop for which they are intended has been a...

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×