Cooler Temps and 2.5″ to 3″ Rain over 2 days , Sep 8th +9th , are giving the Corn and Beans some help with filling grain.
The Corn is in Denting stage, but not quite to Black layer of Kernel development and the plants are starting to dry for harvest.
First yield estimate: for our Corn is generally normal to slightly below normal.
The Soybeans are concentrating on Pod fill and all fields are maturing with leaves starting to change from green to yellow .
First yield estimate: for our Soybeans are generally normal to above normal yields.
This growing season has been another wild year:
April- Early May: Snow and frozen ground in first few days of May
Early-Mid May: the soil was dry enough for tillage at the surface but wet below and very cold
Mid-late May: Floods and many Rains
Late May – Early June: Warmer and Dry enough to plant Corn and Soybeans
Mid- June: Few good Rains and Warm
Late June – Mid July: EXTREME HEAT, mid to upper 90’s, every day and mostly Dry with very little Rain.
Late July – Early Aug: Good rains 3 weekends in a row. Sunny, Seasonally warm, mid-upper 80’s
Mid Aug – Late Aug: Back to normal heat but dry with very little rain
End – Aug: Aug 28 , Just-in-time Rain 1″ to 1.5″ rain all farms and cooler temps
Early – Sep: Sunny , Cool to Normal Temps
Mid – Sep: Sunny, Cool with 2.5″ to 3″ Rains all farms