GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2009:
Highlights: Warm weather in the heart of the Midwest; allow summer crops in the central and eastern Corn Belt to start recovering from the late planting. Unfortunately, a small area at the upper Midwest and Southern Minnesota experienced dry weather. Moreover, Western fieldwork had mostly dry weather as well. On the contrary, near the boundary between hot and cool air, Midwestern had showers and thunderstorms helped the growing of corn crops. In Michigan, Saginaw reported it had the coldest July recording 62.9 degrees F, which was 7.6 degrees F below normal. In Idaho, Stanley had a low record of 26 degrees F.
Corn: Nationally, 16% of corn crop were at or beyond the silking stage. Which is 4% ahead of last year and 16% behind the 5 year average. North Carolina had 92% of corn crop silking. Pennsylvania had 22% of corn crop silking. Texas was 79% of corn crop silking. Silking had not yet begun in South Dakota. 71% of the corn crop rated good to excellent, which is the same as a week ago.
Seneca Crop Report 2009:
Buhl, ID: Planting for both Supersweet Corn and Regular Corn was done. Regular Corn Crops looked good and growing well. Supersweet Corn in general looked good. Temperature was near normal. The temperature was in the low 90’s degrees F last weekend. A temperature early of the week was in upper 70’s to low 80’s degrees F. The predicted temperature will be 90’s degrees F from yesterday to the rest of the week. The normal temperature is 53 to 86 degrees F.
Cambria & Oakfield, WI: Planting for Supersweet Corn was 99% completed. Planting for regular Corn was done. Overall crop looked normal. Expected 1st harvest time is 7/26/2009. The temperature was below normal last week. There was 0.75” to 3” rainfall recorded last week. The predicted temperature will be below normal. Chances of rainfall are high for the middle of the week and will get dry on the weekend.
Blue Earth & Rochester, MN: Planting for both Supersweet Corn and Regular Corn was completed. Corn generally looked good except for some uneven locations at Rochester. There were 3” of rainfall recorded last week in Blue Earth. There were 0.84” of rainfall recorded last week in Rochester. Expected 1st harvest time is the end of July for Blue Earth. Expected 1st harvest time is early August for Rochester. Temperature was below normal last week. The predicted temperature will be 80’s degrees F.