It's an unusual planting season for south-central Nebraska strip-tiller Andy Jobman.
Jobman is finishing planting after severe drought followed by rain delayed his progress.
“It was a pretty unusual planting season. From the starting point, we were extremely dry," Jobman told Brownfield Ag News. "It was probably one of the driest springs that anybody’s seen in our area.”
Jobman says a lot of his strip-till dried down 4-5 inches, making for potentially difficult planting. Jobman says irrigating fields helped, but not as much as the rains he eventually received.
But with the rain came another delay in planting — this time for 10 days.
“After that, it was pretty smooth sailing for us out here," Jobman says. "We dodged some of the later May rains that allowed us to keep rolling.”
Jobman, who lives in Gothenburg, Neb., serves as president of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association.