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February 23, 2009 at 4:39pm
If you are in an area that is known to be hot and dry with small amounts of rainfall during the growing season of corn and/or soybeans then, the weather conditions will stress the plants out and you can not yeild the tonnage that you should - hence a waiste of money. If you are in an area that has poor runoff and the land stays too moist then, same thing - you loose! Kansas is better suitable to substain crops like these. However, Louisiana farmers do grow soybeans and corn here BUT, they often loose money. So, if you don't have a place that you can irrigate water to your crops or you don't know a good Indian raindance then, you will be waisting your money.
Do you have the equipment, time, money and access to be able to get in there and till up the area? Ground prep is key to these types of crops. Have you ever grown anything before? Gardens and/or food plots? It takes quite a bit of dedication.
North LA is not SW Miss. Different geography and somewhat different climate. We're going to get better run off for one. Not sure on rainfall but, I think that we may get more rainfall as well as the fronts normally move in from the NW. Not to mention HURRICANES! LOL! Ironclay peas is what he made need to look at. They seem to grow a little better in harsher condidtions, or so I have read. As far as corn? I wouldn't fool with it on just a couple of acres.
You can still plant your clover in the fall and have the best of both worlds.
Here is a link to some soybean tips from Miss State: