Monday, July 24, 2017
Comments on Weather and Crop Report
This week's weather and crop report is interesting. It shows corn condition slightly better than soybeans. 63% of corn is good to excellent. 59% of corn is good to excellent. My northern Illinois observer tells me that fields are still very wet. Southwest and West Southwest regions are both showing lots of inadequate moisture reports. Moisture is hard to get a real good handle on because showers are very scattered in the dry areas. It is interesting to note that the dry areas are also the hot areas. That is a bad combination. I have seen a lot that is getting worse by the day. Even some soybeans are beyond help. those areas. Rain will help on better soils, but there is no rain in the forecast until Friday.