DELAYED PLANTING: Ground Too Cold For Seeds

Now that the weather has warmed up and there is moisture on ground, farmers in central Iowa are eager to get back in the fields.

However, conditions are a little too wet and the ground is too cold. Farmers are hopeful that this weekend’s warm temperatures will help.

By this time last year Dave Van Rheenen of Pleasantville had already planted his corn and soybeans.

He’s says he has started spraying herbicide in hopes to start planting early next week.

Rheenen says, “we are ready to roll and as soon as we can get the soil temperatures up we will get the fields dried out, were going to start planting corn and beans won’t follow to far behind.”

Currently the ground temperature is in the forties. Ideal temperatures for planting seeds are in the fifties.