With the recent and upcoming hot weather, the sweet corn has been developing quickly.
These past weeks continued to be hot with high temperatures in the upper 80’s and low 90’s degrees all week. Irrigation water supplies still appear to be adequate for the remainder of this growing season.
The first conventional corn in Buhl is projected to be harvested next week. Also, sweet corn is scheduled to be harvested during the last week of August (Owatonna variety will be harvested around the 20th ~22nd of August and 601 variety is estimated to be harvested around the 24th~25th of August).
The crop looks decent overall, despite having heavy rain made planting delay and affected corn growing. Temperatures in Minnesota were near normal with high temperatures in the 80’s through much of the end of July. There are slight chances of thunderstorms over the weekend. Despite the earlier excessively wet field conditions, most growing areas could now use some additional rainfall to keep the remaining crops in good shape.
Harvesting Blue Earth sweet corn is projected to start around the 17th ~19th of August.
After warm weather throughout July, it has become cool and remaining below normal. Last week continued to be cool throughout the growing areas with high temperatures in the 70’s. The crop is growing smoothly however we are waiting for warmer weather.
Central Sands sweet corn is scheduled to be harvested around the 15th ~17th of August.