Monday, July 11, 2011
Long road trip to finish classes in Apple, cherry and grape integrated pest management. I travelled the heat of the corn belt and here is what the crop looks like to me. First off there seems to be a lot of corn planted. Second, most of the crop does not look great. There are lots of areas drowned out or stunted by excess water. They are not evening out much and probably won't. There was some drought stress from Dekalb and north into Wisconsin. Reports today are that the drought is broken, but at the expense of wind damage. I am not a great judge of Wisconsin corn, but it looked like it was planted late. Soybeans look a little more promising, but there is some wetness stress there too.