Thursday, July 21, 2011
I went to Shipman yesterday to pick up a new computer. Crops along Route 16 are a mixed bag. Corn has not yet recovered from wetness. It looks very uneven and low spots are still very yellow. Soybeans look OK for now. I suspect heat will start cutting into corn yields as soil moisture gets less. As I said earlier this week, we still have some subsoil moisture. The problem is that the deeper the corn goes for water, the more energy it takes to get it to the leaves. This cuts into energy going into grain. I did not think I would be saying that a rain would be OK this soon, but that is the way it is.