GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2010:
Highlights (by USDA): Farther north occasional rain and moderate temperatures caused abundant moisture which makes reproduction of Midwestern corn. Because some of heaviest rain in the western Corn Belt soaked crops, again the region avoided one hundred degree temperatures same as last week.
Beginning of the week flooding happened in parts of the Midwest. In Wisconsin the Fox River at Waukesha reached 1.67 feet above flood stage on July 25. Because on July 29-30 again there was heavy rain in parts of the Corn Belt, Sioux City, Iowa reached 2.93 inches.(by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Corn (by USDA): More than 93 percent of this year’s corn crop was at silking stage by week’s end so silking throughout the Corn Belt was almost complete. Thirty-one percent of the corn crop had surpassed dough stage by August 1. Due to continuous heavy rain through the week Iowa observed stunted growth of corn and yellowing in some fields. Heavy rain was reflected in corn condition. Nationally 7 percent of the corn was at or beyond the dented stage, however the growth rate of corn is still slightly earlier than last year and 5 year`s average. 71 percent of the corn was reported in good to excellent condition. This number is down compared to last week but is still better than the same time last year.(by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Seneca Crop Report 2010:
Thunderstorms last week included hail in some areas. Conventional Sweet corn is finally silking. Estimated start of harvest for conventional is August 25th to August 27th.
Most areas this week received light showers from .5 to 1.5 inches except for early pumpkin area in IL and part of the Manito IL bean area which received from 2 to 4.5 additional inches of rainfall. Forecast for this week is above normal temperature and thunderstorm last throughout the week.
Corn crop: All plants ran steady with conventional corn this past week once they started and will continue to run steady this week. Presently forecasting a budget pack.
Temperature were above normal overall this past week, with the forecast for the coming week to be slightly above normal as well. Scattered rainfall across all MN growing areas again this past week. The forecast for the coming week includes thunder storm again mid-week. Field conditions are decent but remain quite wet in some area.
Blue Earth is planning to start running super sweet around August 16, starting with bicolor super sweet. They will then be processing super sweet corn until the end of pack.