GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2009:
Highlights: In the upper Midwest, weekly temperature average was 10 degrees F below normal. Showery weather across the Southern and Western Corn Belt. On the contrary, around the Great Lakes region, weather was mostly dry. Chilly weather was across the upper Midwest area. In the Great Lakes region, July 12, 2009 had a daily low record of 35 degrees F in International Fall, MN and 44 degrees F in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. On July 18, 2009, the highest temperature did not even reached 60 degrees F in Michigan. Heavy rain was recorded in Midwest. There were 4.99” of rainfall recorded in Brainerd, MN in 24 hours period on July 14, 2009 to July 15, 2009. On July 15, 2009, Lincoln, IL recorded 2.72” of rainfall in one day as well.
Corn: 31% of corn crop was at or beyond the silking stage. This was behind the 5 years average. There were harvest delays in Illinois and Indiana due to the holdup of planting. 71% of 2009 corn crop was rated in good to excellent. Which was unchanged from a week ago and it was still 6 % better than last year.
Seneca Crop Report 2009:
Buhl, ID: Planting for both Supersweet Corn and Regular Corn was done. Both Supersweet Corn and Regular Corn Crops looked good and growing well. 350 acres of corns are tassled. The temperature was in the low 70’s degrees F early last weekend. From last Wednesday to last Saturday reaching 101 degrees F. The predicted temperature this week will be above normal with the highest temperature from 92 to 98 degrees F.
Cambria & Oakfield, WI: Planting for Supersweet Corn was 99% completed. Planting for regular Corn was done. Overall crop looked normal but a little behind schedule. Due to the cool temperature, corn growing was slowed down. Expected 1st harvest time is 8/5/2009. Temperature last week was cool and dry across Wisconsin last week. The predicted temperature this week is still cool and it will get warm up at the end of the week to become nearly normal temperature. Scatter showers are expected on this Friday and Saturday.
Blue Earth & Rochester, MN: Planting for both Supersweet Corn and Regular Corn was completed. Corn generally looked good in both Blue Earth and Rochester. Except for some uneven locations at Rochester. There were 0.70”of rainfall recorded last week in Blue Earth. There was no 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 highest temperature was between 60’s to 70’s degrees F. The predicted highest temperature will be upper 70’s degrees F. This weather may be too cool for corn, it may cause corn to grow slowing than normal. The corn still looks good but rainfall and warmer temperature will definitely needed to maintain corn crops to look good.