I’m Dale Pitstick. I farm with my family in central Kane
County in Maple Park. Our operation is predominantly corn. We also raise some
In the past two weeks, I have been able to drive over a good
variety of our planted corn. I’ve been sidedressing 32%, so I really get to see
the differences out in the fields. For the most part, all of the corn in the
area looks great and is about V5 to V6. As always, the corn on soybeans’ ground
looks the best. We have been getting hit-and-miss showers the past 10 days, but
in a few hours we can roll again. By the end of this week, most all the corn
will be too big to sidedress.
Soybeans have been slow to get going, but have really taken
off the past few days. I’m really impressed with how things look in Kane and
DeKalb counties. Most of the soybeans are V2.
I think, overall with the spring we’ve had, everything looks
great around the area. I’m happy to have this opportunity to share what is going
on around our area and our farm. I am also on the state Farm Bureau Young
Leaders Committee. I represent District 1, which includes the counties of
DeKalb, Kane, Lake and Mc Henry.