Mother Nature decided to unleash around 8" of rain from June 9-12 around and north of us sending the Kaskaskia River out of its banks and over our levees wiping out our duck impoundment. It took 3 weeks to get the water back off then we got hit with another 1.85" of rain on Sunday July1st. Finally we were able to get back into the field yesterday to start replanting. We originally though we would have time to get 90 day corn in and I managed to find some in Indiana that we had shipped in. However that window closed to have enough time to dry down and not be frost killed. On to plan C which is 65 day CM 533RR Canamaize. Luckily I had 3 bags left over from last year. The diagram below shows how we are laying out the corn soybeans and Jap Millet. The 3 red spots are the locations of our blinds. There is a good variance in slope (about 2') from the southwest corner of the field to the northeast. We will be able to pump water in for teal season on the southwest corner without affecting the crops in the rest of the field. I set the plant rate at 25,100 seeds/acre for the Canamaize as I was trying to get as much coverage as possible out of it. Ended up having enough left in the hoppers to go back through the planted area and plant at a 90 degree angle, basically a cross hatch pattern. I don't think the finger pick ups on my JD 7000 were able to grasp the small seed so there are probably quite a few skips. We have used Canamaize on some small test plots in the past but never 8acres of it so we are not sure how well this will work. Put on 130lbs/acre of Anhydrous immediately after planting.The 90 day corn was planted just to give some cover from a road south of us and to be able to hide the one blind. We are leaving about 4.5acre of soybeans standing as we learned a couple of years ago when we were not able to harvest all of our beans that the ducks really liked the leftovers. We are using the shortest maturity soybean which I believe is 3-1 and they are going in the ground today. Planning on spreading the Jap Millet on Friday just in time for predicted rains over the weekend. One thing we have learned over the years is that Mother Nature is always in charge, all we can do is react to the conditions she sets forth. Each year we try something a little different and learn from it.