A southern Illinois farmer says specialty crop conditions are a mixed bag this season.
Steve Borcherding grows sweet corn, peaches, and strawberries with his wife Karen in Iuka. He tells Brownfield an early summer drought challenged their sweet corn. “But with some timely irrigation and other management practices, we’ve been pretty fortunate to have a fairly high quality crop, thus far.”
He says their latest concern for the sweet corn is an invasion of sap beetles.