Friday, July 22, 2011
I made the trek today from Hillsboro, IL to Columbia, MO today. I saw some corn starting to drop lower leaves, although it was not rolled early in the morning. I also saw some rather tall corn that was ruined by seep water in the Mississippi River Bottoms. Corn along I-70 was about half silked, but some of the later corn is still 2 weeks away. Stands are uneven, very much like Illinois. Soybeans are suffering similarly to corn. Heat will cause soybeans to abort blooms, but they will continue to bloom well into August.