Reporting from the South Delta is Haley Easley, Greenwood
4/6/2015 – Most corn acres got planted last week. Still some left to be planted but bout 90% in ground now. Looked at some coming up this morning that was planted last Tuesday.
Some beans have been planted but very few acres around greenwood. It doesn’t take long to get it in the ground anymore. I think this whole delta could get planted in 10 days if weather stays dry.
Reporting from East Mississippi is Bert Falkner, West Point
4/6/2015 – Rains of ½” last Friday and another ½” today has us full wet again – north and south of HWY 82. We still have some late burndown to get out. Very little corn has been planted in this area. It may be dry enough to start Thursday or Friday if drying conditions are good and we don’t get another rain. We’ll make the decision on whether to keep planting corn or switch to another crop around the 15th.
We’ve put out all of the N on wheat but we need good April weather on it. Very little disease present as of now.
Reporting from South Mississippi is Trey Bullock, Hattiesburg
4/7/2015 – A little corn got planted around the Hattiesburg area last Wednesday and Thursday. Some areas have still not been able to get in the field and it is full wet today. Lots of burn down finally went out last week as well. Rains since Friday have been from .5” to 1.8”, with the higher amounts being in the areas that are already wet. Some acres in these areas may switch over to soybeans. We are way behind on field work and looking at forecast, not many days this week to get anything done.