Some corn and soybean fields have a yellow appearance resulting from too much rain. The precipitation overabundance has leached nitrogen away from the reach of corn roots. In the case of soybeans, east central South Dakota farmer Paul Casper of Lake Preston says his are getting too little sunlight.
“Boy they’re really yellow,” Casper told Brownfield Ag News, “you’ve got to be careful what you wish for, but we need to kind of back off a bit for rain and give us some nice sunshine so we can kind of get those beans on track.”
Rain amounts increase toward the southeast corner of South Dakota.