first_img Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Hoosier Ag Today’s chief meteorologist Ryan Martin’s forecast has some very serious rainfall totals predicted for this week, “There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. We have rain in our forecast every day this week, Monday through early Saturday morning. The heaviest periods look to be Wednesday, and then Friday night. Rains there can be easily up to or over 1 inch. Other rains will be more minor to moderate, mostly a quarter to three quarters of an inch. But still…that is moisture, and its moisture that many are saying they could do without.” Martin says next weekend could be yet another weekend of heavy rain, “At this point, we are really concerned about Friday overnight, as models are showing a fantastic bulls-eye of 3 inches over Howard, Tipton, and Hamilton Counties, from Kokomo down through Westfield.  There is plenty of time for that precipitation outlook to change, shift, or disappear…but we are watching heavy rain potential very closely for the week.” Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Lower Corn Condition Rating a LittleNext articleKoreans Visiting Indiana Very Interested in High Oleic Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Name Sym Last Change Crop damage reports continue to come in after another weekend of heavy rain in some areas. Ryan Peal, DuPont Pioneer agronomist in NW Indiana, says ponding is a serious problem in many fields, “A lot of these crops that are underwater are just not going to make it, especially if we get some heat.”  He added that the excessive rain we have had and that is forecast for the next two weeks is also taking a lot of nitrogen out of the soil, “This is going to be a real concern over the next few weeks.” He also sees major disease problems coming as a result of the rains, “I think we are going to have a serious problem this year. As soybeans begin to flower, that is going to open up the plant to disease infestation.” He said some parts of the state have seen hail, and that will damage corn leaves which will also open the plant for infection. Peal strongly recommends that growers consider using a fungicide or at least have some on hand for a rescue treatment. Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 SHARE Rain May Bring Major Crop Disease Outbreak Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Rain May Bring Major Crop Disease Outbreak SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 In some areas replanting may still be an option. Peal is suggesting mid group 3 varieties, “I think they can still give you good yields but you will have to increase your plant population rate.” Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Facebook Twitter All quotes are delayed snapshots By Gary Truitt – Jun 15, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Rain May Bring Major Crop Disease Outbreaklast_img read more