06-19-2014 08:44 AM
We had a inch of rain in Cannon Falls this morning, more forecasted on completely saturated ground. I was listening to KOWZ (yes - it's cows) in my shop last evening and they were talking about all the cancellations because of the flooding.
The overall thing that struck me about the crops on our trip is that the crops where I went through are all in the same boat - late. Most of the corn will pollinate at about the same time, and most not until the 2nd or third week in July
Let's take a look at the weather this morning. Our current Jet Stream:
Low level, things are still pretty much the same. This is 9 days from now:
The West bakes, while here in the midwest we continue to have perfect temperatures for crop development.
Rainfall for the past 7 days looks like this:
Our new drought summary was put out this morning:
Obviously, we have made big strides in the Northern Corn Belt. The next 3 weeks will tell a lot of the story on the crops this year. Personally, my best crops on the farm were when it was just a little on the dry side. We haven't heard from ECIN and how the crops in IN are fairing, I suspect they look fairly good. ECIN, a check in would be good.
There's just nothing threatening weather wise the next 10 days. The midwest stays nice, with the rain favoring where it has been falling, in the NCB. And although the SCB probably has some dry pockets, the possibility for continued light showers exist for them also. The Gulf remains open to the Midwest, continuing to pump moisture into the heartland through the next 10 days.
Our weather systems continue to move. By next Thursday low level our weather looks like this:
with High pressure dominating the Central US. It will give us up North a chance to dry out a bit. This sytem does not stick around, and moves to the East in the forecasts by next weekend, and a return to some more showers for - you guessed it - the same areas that are drenched now. Oh well - rain makes grain.
06-19-2014 08:54 AM
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06-19-2014 09:29 AM
Jen.......could you expound a bit more about the cancellation comment......
I assume that means farmers are getting out of new crop corn contracts??
If so, how are they being treated on the basis side of the transaction
or are they enough "in the money" on the futures, that they are getting out even and calling it good??
06-19-2014 09:35 AM
Pretty well saturated soils Cent. ......West Cent. Wi.. Most 1st crop hay came off last week. Were able too get dry hay in the barn....topdressing on...before the rain. Life is good!!! John
06-19-2014 10:49 AM
06-20-2014 05:14 AM
Morning Jen and all , This will be on the crops in my area , haven't had a chance to take a good drive around IN as of late . For corn - We have some very pretty corn , After the cool and wet start we FINALLY have got what the Doctor order , hot and humid = high 80's and dew points in the upper 60 to low 70's , corn is hitting that N and getting that deep green color . Some in the V-6 to V- 8 stage .
Now for the discalmer - To me on my corn - it's close collared - the reason that corn has a close collor is from stress = cold and wet , Second is that the other day = Wedesday - when the heat kicked in good - corn was starting to roll some = shollow roots from ??? cool and wet . Three -- We have had a TON of rain since planting - the big qestion asked is -- how much N has been lost - good question but hard to answer . Four - Most fields do have some kind of water damage or drowned out spots in them , it's had for us to set any kind of record with missing acres = records are NOT going to happen in my area .
Four - For what ever reason - all corn on corn acres are a train wreck ! uneven , yellow , it's hurting
Beans ?? most look like chit !- Sorry for the bad word , but thats the truth and that the word that fits them best .
Alot of replant on beans this spring - too much rain in areas , frost , disease problems , and chemical damage .
They are starting to take off some , I just hope mine get tall enough to cut and get them in the head .
Well Jen - There's your East Central Indiana report , lol
BTW Weds night -- Man what a strom we had - Had a inch in 15 minutes with 60+ mph wind - some trees came down , but thats about it - Yesterday more azz pounders , but North of me ---- For ONCE -