GENERAL CANNED CORN CROP REPORT 2010:
Highlights (by USDA): Heavy rains covered part of the western and central Corn Belt. This local rain in the Midwest brought warm showery weather and abundant soil moisture which helps these summer crops grow. Because of thunderstorms and continuous rains in the Midwest, Dubuque, IO set consecutive daily-record amounts in July 22nd-23rd (as total 7.43 inch) and elsewhere such as Milwaukee (10.28 inches) and Green Bay (8.27 inches) in WI experienced July rainfall records in week’s end. (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Corn (by USDA): The progress of corn is faster than both last year’s and the average progress of corn. Because of near to above average temperature nationally 84 percent of corn crop was at or beyond the silking stage by July 25. Also 72 percent of the corn crop was reported in good to excellent condition. This number is almost same comparing with last week but it is better than the same time last year. (by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).)
Seneca Crop Report 2010:
This past week saw temperatures above normal with a temperature of 100 degrees on Sunday. This week’s temperatures are predicted to be normal to slightly above. Average temperature is low of 57 & high of 89 F.
First plantings of conventional sweet corn have tasseled.
Heavy rains continued throughout the growing area this past week. In Wisconsin, the Janesville area received up to 7” with the rest of the state receiving 1.5” to 6” for the week. Forecast for this week is expected to be near normal temperatures with chance of widely scattered rain for midweek.
We started the Janesville (conventional) corn pack on the 21st of July with below budget yield and about budget recovery. The rest of the Wisconsin plants are starting conventional corn pack this week, with Oakfield starting 7/27 and Cambria 7/28. The crop in Wisconsin looks very good at this time.
Temperatures were above normal overall this past week, with the forecast for the coming week to be above normal as well. There was widespread rainfall across all MN growing areas again this past week. The forecast for the coming week includes thunder storms again mid-week.
We plan to start packing conventional corn this week. The Minnesota corn crop looks to be good starting out, but we expect some yield and recovery drop off as we get further into pack due to some unevenness from the continued rainfall and drown out areas in many fields.