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rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Iceland's volcanos, cool summer?

Iceland has recently experienced a swarm of mini earthquakes suggesting that volcanos there may soon erupt. We all know that a significant volcanic eruption can lead to a cooler than normal growing season.

  Do we have to worry about the possibility of a short crop this year?

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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Re: Iceland's volcanos, cool summer?

Always the possibility of a short crop any year before planting.

Can always be a #4 or above any given year.

2 wet 

2 long

= #4

2 dry 

2 long

=#4

2 hot

2 long

 

=#4

2 hot 

2 dry

2 long

= #6

And so it goes, 

place your bets...

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Iceland's volcanos, cool summer?

I looked it up and Iceland`s last earthquake/volcano dealy bob was in 2008. For us 2009 was a devil of a year, the corn  just  would  not  get drier  than  32%  in the field and it had little flakes of black mold that came off during drying though.   It was a cool summer, corn prices weren`t reflecting the mess that was coming 20/20 in harvest.  I got spooked and contracted corn in late summer and it was a poor decision, prices rallied off the combine and after.

I guess that`s one of my experiences that makes me slow to get beared up too soon and let my crop be stolen.  They`re gonna steal it regardless, but at least have the guts to look me in the eye when you take it, not a weasely "contract" that I signed out of fear.

farmer1990
Frequent Contributor

Re: Iceland's volcanos, cool summer?

What, we can't blame climate change on humans.