For northeast Missouri, Doug Thomas, from Brashear reports that 25 percent of the soybeans acreage has been planted and nearly half of the soybean crop is expected to be in the ground by the weekend. Thomas is Missouri Soybean Association President. He blames the late planting on the need of many farmers to replant corn.
About 80 percent of the soybean crop has been planted in northwest Missouri, and it appears about half the crop is in the ground in mid-Missouri. Approximately 60 to 75 percent of the soybean crop has been planted in southeast Missouri, but farmers report very dry conditions there.
Still, the plantings are quite far along in comparison to most years…with 37-percent of the statewide crop in the ground, two and a half weeks ahead of normal. Thirteen percent of the crop has emerged, a point we’re usually at around Memorial Day.