We received some spotty rainfall early in the week with some heavy dews most mornings. These heavy dews and spotty showers are keeping plants alive and helping to put yield on, remember now is when rain makes grain, especially soybeans.
We did have some wheat that was harvested in the area during the week which seemed “normal” in that it seemed that wheat is combined during the Steele County Fair time frame.
Corn plant development ranges early late Blister (R2) and early Milk (R3) to early Dough (R4). The cooler nights and heavy early morning dews have been favorable for kernel development and starch accumulation.
|Planting Date||GDU’S||Plant Stage||Growth Stage|
|05-May||1758||Late Milk to Early Dough||R3-R4|
|24-May||1618||Late Blister to Milk||R2-R3|
The temperatures during the week varied from the low 50’s°F to the low 80’s°F, which is great weather for corn that is pollinating, we are however in need of moisture. In the month of July we accumulated 1.19” of moisture which is 3.23” (*) below normal. With the month of June being 5-10” above average for moisture, it seemed easy to think July was the month that brought us back closer to the yearly average. *(Precipitation data from the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca.)
Corn plant development is from Silking (R1) to Blister (R2). The cooler nights and heavy early morning dews are almost perfect weather for pollinating. more »
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