GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2009:
Highlights: Central Great Plains was 11 degrees F below average. On the other hand, the western, southern and eastern edges were above average temperatures. There were little to no rainfall west of the Rocky Mountains and most of the Corn Belt.
Corn: Silking reached 76% last week. This was still 3% behind last year and 13% behind the 5 year average. Acreage in Michigan and North Dakota were significantly behind last year and 5 year average. 14% of the corn crop reached the dough stage by the end of last week. This is 1% behind last year and 15% behind the 5 year average. Illinois and Indiana had the biggest delay. They were 1 week behind normal. 68% of the corn crop was rated good to excellent. It had a 2% decline from last week.
Seneca Crop Report 2009:
Buhl, ID: Regular Corn is silking rapidly. There are 2,300 acres silked. Supersweet Corn is growing well and looking good in the above normal temperature last week. Temperature was reaching 95 to 99 degrees F at the end of last week. The predicted temperature this week is in low to mid 90’s degrees F through in the middle of the week. At the end of this week, the temperature will decrease to mid 70’s to 80’s degrees F.
Cambria & Oakfield, WI: Madison, WI reported the coolest July ever on record. This cool weather put most of our growing area approximately 10 days behind normal for maturity. There was 0.5” to 2” of rainfall measured last week. The predicted temperature this week is the weather will be warming up at the end of this week and will get warmer than normal next week.
Blue Earth & Rochester, MN: Overall corn crop looked average. There were some areas better than others and many areas were uneven due to dry conditions since planting. Can crops were 5 to 7 days behind normal due to the cool summer temperature.1st corn harvest started on Montgomery and Rochester will be the last one to harvest in Minnesota. Temperature was below normal last week. There was some rainfall across most of the growing area last week. Many areas were still dry and have 6” of rainfall less than normal measured. The predicted temperature this week is in below normal temperature again.