Area crops appear excellent, but there is worry about early frost

Most corn and soybean fields in the Boone County area appear to be in good to excellent condition, but the crops are behind normal in development and their are concerns about an early frost.

“I would say we’re one to two weeks behind normal because of cool and damp weather in August and early September,” said Steve Pritchard, Boone-Nance Counties Extension educator. “Warm temperatures this week would really help the crops dry down.”

Soybeans are turning color and corn is slowly moving along toward maturity.

Silage cutting was later than normal this year, and cutting is now in progress throughout most of Boone County.