While the weather is weighing down on soybean planting progress, most farmers still have time to get seeds in the ground.
USDA on Monday indicated just 19% of the nation’s soybean crop is planted. That’s a staggering 28% behind the five-year average. And while that’s roughly the same size delay as corn farmers are facing, those who planned to plant soybeans have a little more time.
Angie Setzer of Citizens Grain LLC recently asked farmers who use Twitter the latest they are willing to plant soybeans. Here’s what they said:
July 15 here 😇— Kansas Farmer ©️ (@swksfarmer) May 21, 2019
July 10th— Matt Boucher (@boucherfarms) May 21, 2019
July 15th— Jessica Wilcox (@jessicawilcoxOK) May 21, 2019
July 12th beans last yr only 10bu off May beans— Sean (@noharmon03) May 21, 2019
July 4th— Calvin Vogel, Libertarian AF Farmer (@vogeliowa) May 21, 2019
June 20, but should finish today 👍🏼— Adam Spelhaug (@PFSagronomyguy) May 21, 2019
July 4 has been done before here— Ole Karstad (@collegeboy75) May 21, 2019
First week of July!— Paula Shelton (@pjshelton_paula) May 21, 2019
Weve gone as late as the last week in june....only made about 30 BPA irrigated.— Sam Wilgocki (@wilgocki55) May 21, 2019
June 15th is prevent plant date for crop insurance and I think June 5th is too late to plant soybeans— Mike Opificius (@opitwin) May 21, 2019
I've had 45 bushel double crop beans planted July 15th... so pretty late, but with these prices I'd take pp before then— Ryan Fritsch (@RyFritsch) May 21, 2019
First week of July is about it. In past I would always reduce population the later it was to save $$ on what’s thought would be a short crop. Agronimist told me i need increase pop to make competition for fast growth on late season beans to keep yields.— teggerling (@teggerling1) May 21, 2019
Back when we had good prices had a wet spring and planted beans until June 20. We had a decent summer and they made 35 bushel. This year without something changing I’m not planting that late. Planted corn June 10 that year. It turned out decent. Not great but made average.— Jacob Faist (@FaistFarmsInc) May 21, 2019
Have planted as late as 4th of July. Made 45 one year 5 another. Frost date determines yield.— Kelly Nieuwenhuis (@NieuwenhuisSeed) May 21, 2019
July 10— Chris Engelbrecht (@Spikewelds) May 21, 2019
July 25th— Doug Bartlett (@Grainmonster) May 21, 2019
I’ve done August 1 as long as they’re irritated and got 40 bu— Andrew DeGroot (@andrewdegroot84) May 21, 2019
And of course, there were some producers who took the opportunity to crack a few jokes. Or are they jokes?
Depends on what the MFP number is...😁— Lance (@PetersenFarms) May 21, 2019
I’m joking, but what if I put acres of dryland beans in for fun?— Jerod McDaniel (@jerodmcdaniel) May 21, 2019
I’ll call them a cover crop and could still get like 9.40 for them when I adjust for basis but get some MFP frosting on the cake...
How hard is it to plant beans, don’t guys just throw them like Johnny Appleseed?
Give me some $10 beans and will see— Krusty Ol Dozzzzz (@DozaEric) May 21, 2019
If there's $2 in Trumpbucks, I imagine the answer is quite late— GrainCast (@GrainCast) May 21, 2019