07-23-2010 03:04 PM
i'm 100+ miles from Il - Wis. rains. Just south of Int. 80. As compared to other weather years. A lot of weather market years are typically from dyness going into the reproductive stage and then saved in the nick of time. I'm not saying that the crop is doomed but the reproductive stage is here now. Last year is was soooo late and there were no temps in the 90's to contend with. This years corn was tasseling fourth of July! Where is the maturity of the crop now? way ahead of last year and a lot hotter and drier this year. Only time will tell! The Beans, totally differant than the corn. A lot of beans were planted later than normal, by a couple of weeks or more August weather makes the beans but why are those bean fields looking a little gray as they are blowing in the wind? Milwaukee and Chicago will have a big corn crop!
07-25-2010 05:27 PM
Richland County, Olney,Illinois I was out in some corn fields this afternoon. The ears I pull, I was surprise. They had size to them, but when broken in half the kernel size were very small. Now I am using the 100,000 kernel number in the yield calculations, instead of 90,000. This is about 10% less. Also had some pollination problems. The corn had fully dented.
Soybeans have started setting pods on the early group 3's late group 3's and early 4's are blooming. Wheat stubble beans are above the wheat stubble. They need a 2nd spraying, but the ground is to wet. Had over 6 inches in the last 2 weeks.
07-25-2010 07:40 PM - edited 07-25-2010 07:43 PM
I think it's tough to get kernal size with this much heat.........need cooler temps and slower fill imho
Plus corn short on N doesn't make big kernals either. .