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Area farmer observes excellent crops

Soybeans are shown in Livingston County Monday afternoon / CIFN photo.

GRIDLEY – Josh Schick, who farms in Livingston, Woodford and McLean counties, cannot remember getting this much moisture in July.

He believes his corn and soybean crops look excellent, although some of his farms in the Colfax area have not received quite as much rainfall.

“We started spraying fungicide on some of the earlier corn,” Schick told The Central Illinois Farm Network on Monday. “I think you’ll see planes flying like crazy on that May planted corn.”

Schick anticipates spraying in the next week on some of the earlier planted soybeans starting to set pods. He did harvest wheat last week, running about 90 to 95 bushels per acre which he considers good but not quite as good as last year.

“I can’t complain,” Schick said.

The wheat ground seems to work out well for Schick as they mostly do it for a place for manure.


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