GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2011:
Highlights (by USDA):“Throughout May, high moisture caused delays for planting corn and other crops, but progress was good during the end of the month. In Minnesota, drier and hotter weather in June has helped to reduced topsoil moisture. This week the soil moisture was rated as surplus in 30% of Minnesota areas, down from 45% last week. In Wisconsin, average high temperatures were 5 to 7 degrees above normal in June, with highs around 80 degrees, and minimal precipitation. As a result, top soil moisture improved in Wisconsin as well. ” (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Corn (by USDA): “With rainfall and temperatures finally improving in Minnesota and Wisconsin, corn planting is now proceeding well. Producers had a state-wide average of 4.3 days rated suitable for planting in Minnesota, while in Wisconsin, “summer-like weather” provided 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Still, growing degree days for corn remain below normal. Some growers in Wisconsin reported that they switched acreage to soybeans as a result of continued delays in planting corn because of weather. Total acres planted for corn this year is estimated to be 92,178, up from 88,192 last year.” (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
SENECA CROP REPORT 2011
After showers during the early week, all areas warmed up and dried out, enabling all areas to make significant progress with planting. The forecast for this week is for above normal temperatures to continue until the end of the week, with chances of showers and thunderstorms increasing toward the end of the week.
Corn planting accelerated this past week due to warmer temperatures.
Overall planting progress was better this past week, with drier weather in most areas during the later part of the week. Sweet corn planting progress was good for the week at all locations; we currently have 35% of Blue Earth super sweet planted year to date.
The temperature reached over 100 degrees Fahrenheit on June 7, but the forecast is for more normal high temperatures (70’s) in the later parts of the week.