ST. CLOUD -- The long winter and rainy spring has not been kind to Minnesota farmers.

The latest crop report says farmers are way behind the five-year average when it comes to planting corn.

University of Minnesota Extension educator Dan Martens says farmers need to wait until the ground dries to have the best success.

Farmers are about three weeks behind in planting crops. Martens says last year farmers were planting corn into July.

Martens says some farmers may choose to plant mature corn hybrids to make up for the time they lost this month.

He says farmers need to start getting a solid crop into the ground before it starts to affect fall harvest.