Standing water on newly planted fields

Standing water on newly planted fields

Many farmers are dealing with standing water on recently planted fields.

Illinois farmer Jake Lieb has been battling the weather throughout the spring.

“Planted into it a little wetter than we’d like.”  He says, “Then we got hammered with four inches of rain in like two hours. I mean, the whole field was underwater for several hours and then, you know, the ponds were full for a couple of days.”

Pioneer agronomist Matt Montgomery tells Brownfield there has been research into submerged crops.

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