GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2011:
Highlights (from USDA): Although temperatures were near normal in the Midwest, an abundance of sunshine and soil moisture reserves provided almost ideal conditions for corn development. Relentlessly hot, dry weather persisted on the southern Plains. Tropical moisture provided some relief to the unusually dry Mid Atlantic Coast and Southeast regions of the country. (from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Corn (from USDA): In Minnesota, warm temperatures and adequate soil moisture have been beneficial for crops. Active weather over the weekend brought humidity and periodic heavy rain across the state. The wet conditions delayed field activities, but nonetheless statewide 5.3 days were rated suitable for fieldwork, the second highest rating of the season. Corn conditions was not largely changed and held steady from the previous week.
In Wisconsin, average temperatures were 2 to 4 degrees above normal, and there were 6.4 days suitable for field work this past week. The temperature around the state has helped crops to grow and develop. Even though many southern areas remained dry because of light rain, many crops benefitted greatly in areas that received ample moisture. (from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
SENECA CROP REPORT 2011
This past week was hot and dry with only limited areas receiving rain. This past Sunday night into Monday, we did receive state wide precipitation. Sweet corn planting was completed last week, and tassels are now emerging. Forecast for this week is thunderstorms early in the week with above normal temperatures later in the week.
Sweet corn planting finished last week. The weather forecast for this coming week is expected to be near normal temperatures followed by above normal later in the week. Heavy storms moved through the area this past Sunday with winds over 60 mph, rain, and some isolated hail, but there are no reports of any major crop damage at this time. There is a chance of heavy thunderstorms rain later in the week.