The weather in Idaho the week before last was much warmer than normal with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90’s all week. Last week’s weather was the same with high temperatures and continued most of the week in the upper 90’s. Irrigation water supplies appear to be adequate for the Magic Valley (Buhl local areas) this growing season.
Planting of sweet corn acres have been completed according to plan for Blue Earth. However, with late planting due to wet conditions in June, hot weather will be needed going forward. The pea harvest has been severely affected by the excessive rain over the past month.
Minnesota’s corn growth has been slow due to cool weather. Temperatures in early July have been slightly below normal overall, with highs generally in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. Most areas received some rainfall in the second week of July (from 0.45” in western Minnesota to 1.4” in the eastern part).Temperatures this past week were below normal with highs only in the 60’s and then gradually warming up to the 70’s later in the week. There were also rainy days early last week as well.
Planting of sweet corn acres have been completed according to plan for the Central Sands.
There was rain again early last week and later in the week with temperatures falling well below normal. Prior to the temperatures were above normal with precipitation across all areas, mostly in the 0.75” to 1.5” range. Temperatures are expected to warm up going into this coming week.