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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Crop Report

I went to Champaign today for Weed Day.  This morning in the cool weather, all the crops looked pretty good.  Late planted corn has a long way to go to look as good as early planted.  This afternoon on the drive home, the crops were showing stress in the blue areas on the map below. It looks like the stress must be affecting yield.  Heavy rains are inthe forecast for Sunday.  I think we will take it any way we can get it.  Soybeans seem good, but their water requirement is much lower than corn.  Also, some stress in the middle of the growing season seems to add to yield.  Some late planted soybeans in the blue are not looking good.  The blue is in southwest central Illinois and adjacent areas in Missouri.  Click on the map to enlarge
Rainfall Last 14 Days

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