Weather woes have gone from one extreme to the other for a southern Illinois corn and soybean grower.
Steve Borcherding of Iuka in Marion County tells Brownfield they had a dry start to the summer and a week ago they were still in need of measurable rain.
“Unfortunately, we caught over 7 inches in our gauge since last Saturday. Consequently, our fields in the Skillet Fork Creek basin experienced severe flooding the last couple of days, wiping out some decent fields of corn and soybeans.”
He says the flooding mostly impacted river bottom fields, but corn crop conditions on higher ground vary based on rainfall.