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Mizzou_Tiger
Senior Advisor

What is this.....

Fascination with rain totals from yesterday........I understand no one wants to turn down a rain right now.......and wheat country sure would like some profile going into this fall.........

The corn is what it is, unless it is real late planted it's baked.........as for soya, I will again say within 10 days things will be turning across a large swath.......a rain now will do nothing more than stop some bleeding.......

Last evening there were several soya fields starting to get a light hue and hint of yellow, and a few that are full on turning........

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tom s. in tn.
Frequent Contributor

Re: What is this.....

All they know is what they see on their computer screens.

Tom S. in Tn.

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Jim Meade / Iowa City
Senior Advisor

Re: What is this.....

Mine is mostly dented but hasn't hit black layer.  I'll take any shower I can find.  Beans would, of course, benefit significantly.

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Blacksandfarmer
Veteran Advisor

Re: What is this.....

We have been very fortunate to have received 4 inches of rain in August. Our July rain total was 8 tenths.... With that said the corn around here is a bust but the soybeans should do very well. For all of you that are complaining about a little tip back in their corn you should take a trip to N.E Indiana to the Ft.Wayne area. I did yesterday and the corn there in some fields are scorched far worse than mine. There are reports coming out of N.E and central Indiana that their corn yield may be worse than 1988 and I can believe it.

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67guy
Veteran Contributor

Re: What is this.....

MT, it depends a lot on where you are and what stage your corn and beans are in.  We were extremely dry through July and first half of August.  We have been fortunate enought to get over 4" or rain in the last week.  Our corn is fired some and there were some pollination issues but not too bad.  A lot of 20 to 26 long ears with 14 to 18 around.  Kernal dept looks surprisingly good.  Milk line has just started to come down in a lot of it.  Crop specialist tells me that the corn still has 15% of its dry matter to put on at that stage.  The rain we have received will not put any more ears on the stalks or anymore kernals on the ears but it will greatly improve what is there.  Its going to be one of the lower yielding crops we have had in the last fifteen years but I think this rain helped a lot.  The beans were just barely holding on until the rains came.  They are still grass green and should continue to fill pods.  The rain isn't going to replace any of the pods that were aborted but we should have better pod fill now.  So, yes I am excited about the rain.  A lot of it is kind of a state of mind thing too.  Even though your crops are hurt you still feel a lot better when it rains the the grass greens up.  I am not disputing your opinion that we have really serious issues out there but I believe some areas did benefit some from last minute rains.

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fwain
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Re: What is this.....

Amen BlackSandFarmer! NE IN corn is in trouble although I must say there are a few areas that did receive some rain and their corn is not so bad off.  Here south of FWA we may or may not be worse off that 1988.  Time will tell...........

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Blacksandfarmer
Veteran Advisor

Re: What is this.....

Dekalb and Allen counties looked pretty rough.

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