GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2011:
Highlights (from USDA): Warm weather in the west and the north helped improve crop development. The southern Plains region had very hot and dry weather again this week, which hurt crop development but sped up harvesting. The Southeast finally enjoyed rain, which helped new and growing summer crops. (from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Corn (from USDA): In Minnesota, hot and dry weather helped both crop development and field work. High temperatures and humidity caused thunderstorms Friday night, but weather was sunny again by the weekend. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, making it the second-best week of the year so far in Minnesota. As a result, sweet corn planting is almost finished. Topsoil moisture was adequate in 70% of regions, and surplus in 28% - much better than last week.
In Wisconsin, the weather was up to 4 degrees above normal, with almost no rain. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork, and farmers were able to harvest, plant, and apply fertilizer and herbicides. Due to erratic weather conditions, there is a wide range of crop moisture and development throughout the state. Currently 73% of all regions have adequate topsoil moisture. (from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
SENECA CROP REPORT 2011
July is starting warm and dry with very little precipitation. The forecast is for a slight chance of rain, but mainly dry conditions the balance of the week. Temperatures are predicted to be at or above normal. Sweet corn planting has now completed in Wisconsin. Early corn is showing green tassel in the Central Sands.
Our varieties of sweet corn this year are 1,065 acres of Overland and 1,645 acres of #1477, both from Syngenta.
Sweet corn planting is complete, with additional acres added late to off-set some acres that were too wet to plant. The weather forecast for this coming week is expected to be near normal temperatures with scattered thunderstorms later in the week.
We are planting 300 acres of #600 Rising Sun from Crites Seed, 625 acres of #601 from Illinois Foundation Seeds, and 3,616 acres of #1477 from Syngenta.