Has your soil moisture improved this spring?

In March we asked about your confidence in a good crop start given the current soil moisture levels. In April, it seems the arrival of spring brought rain (or snow in some cases) to many areas of the Corn Belt. What are you soil conditions like now? Did you get enough precip this spring to replenish your soils? Did you get too much? Or are you still sitting in drought conditions? Take the poll and let us know! Feel free to leave comments with specifics and locations, too!

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on May 8, 2013

Still a few snow piles left to melt, but with a few more nights above freezing we should be able to see things improve. Hopeful to be in the fields by next week. Last year we cut first crop hay on May 8. This year the alfalfa has just broken dormancy.

on May 4, 2013

We have now received 13 inches or just above in the last month since this rain spell arrived. 5.5 inches overnight recently, with another 1/2 inch the following morning. Since then a 7/10 and now 2.3 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. Much damage as the 6 inches came in less than a day and moved a lot of soil.

on May 4, 2013

I believe our soil moisture is fine for now.

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