A Smooth Corn Harvest Despite a Rainy Spring

By Alaina Dismukes, Delta Farm Press

Dan Fromme, professor and state Extension specialist in cotton, corn, and sorghum at the LSU Agriculture Center in Alexandria, said Louisiana was able to finish harvesting corn in September. “We had 540,000 acres planted this year in corn,” Fromme said. “We had a lot of trouble at the beginning of the planting season. We got started planting around the third week of March, but we didn’t get everything planted as quick as we wanted to.”