Three words pretty much sum up the current weather in our Region. "Hot" "Dry" Windy" -- day after day. Most of the corn crop is around the V8 to V10 stage and looks excellent under irrigation. The issue now will be whether or not our irrigation will be able to keep up with daily crop water use if we don’t receive some help from Mother Nature. Soil water profiles in irrigated fields are all but gone. The dry land corn crop will soon be finished if some very needed moisture is not received in the next ten days to two weeks. We are at a very critical stage with moisture levels.
The soybean crop seems to be a little stunned by the excessive heat. Most beans are at the 3rd to 5th trifoliate stage. Moisture levels again here are a little on the short side but we are not to a critical stage when it comes to daily crop water use yet. All in all, the bean crop looks just average. Again, if Mother Nature does not help us out soon with some moisture it could put this crop under severe stress as well.
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