In the areas that are drying out from heavy rain, farmers and retailers are concerned about nitrogen loss.
According to Emerson Nafzinger, an agronomist with the University of Illinois, it’s too early to start worrying. If soils dry, the rain stops and the sun shines, conditions should improve.
He adds that some of the color issues in the crop could be due to cooler temperatures and abundant rainfall.
“If by the middle of June some of the crop has really greened up nicely and some has not, then we might need to think about those that haven’t and determine if enough nitrogen is missing to cause this to take place,” said Nafzinger.