GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2010:
Highlights (by USDA): Rainy days made the Midwest moist, maintaining generally good conditions for reproductive summer crops. Showers were much lighter and more scattered across the Plains. Hot and dry weather across the rest of the West promoted fieldwork and rapid crop growth. Although the temperature at the Pacific Northwest fell to as many as 6 degrees Fahrenheit below normal, near to above average temperatures blanketed much of the country during the week. Temperatures continued mostly below 95 degrees Fahrenheit in almost of the Midwestern corn areas. (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Corn (by USDA): Nationally, 27 % of this year's corn crop began silking through last week. Near to above average temperatures made most of the major corn-producing States promoted siking fast with adequate soil moisture levels during the week. Outstandingly, 31 percent or more of the crop in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin began silking during the week. Overall, 72 % of the corn crop was reported in good to excellent condition. (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Seneca Crop Report 2010:
With above normal temperatures and warmer night time temperatures, the corn has really grown. Stands look good in general.
Last week’s weather was warmer than usual, we’re still looking at a corn harvest several days earlier than average.
Weather – Last week brought warmer than normal temperatures through out the areas with New York area reaching the upper 90’s latter part of the week. Rainfall was the heaviest in the northern 2/3 of Wisconsin (with Central Sands, Ripon Mvl growing area and Local Gillet) areas receiving from 1.8 to 4 inches this past week. Balance of the state received – Cumberland 2 inches Antigo – 1.4” Janesville .35”, Princeville 1.4” and Manito .4” this past week. New York was the driest of all areas and received from .5 to 2” this past Friday. Forecast for this week continues with scatter showers throughout the week in most areas with normal to slightly above normal temperatures in all growing areas.
Temperatures were slightly above normal overall this past week, with the forecast for the coming week to be near normal.
The forecast for the coming week shows some scattered chances of rainfall. Sweetcorn generally continues to look good overall despite the wet condition from later June.