I know we are nearing the 100% emerged and all of that, but I thought I would do a little research on SW Minnesota, near Pipestone, MN that we farm.
Very wet spring here, and we were trading in our mid-90 day maturity corn for upper 80's t0 92-day.
Here are the troubling facts. While the corn is green and growing (although not so much with mid-50's temp this morning) take a peak at the Historical GDUs to-date, 01/01 to yesterday:
While on the surface 2011 doesn't look bad compared to 2008, but we finished planting corn on 06/03 ...... yep June, so tell me while the conditions may be green (good to excellent rating), exactly what is the USDA doing with the yields and maturity data ?
PS, you can get the GDUs on wunderground.com, then on the left side after you choose your zip or city click history: