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17 Crop Comments from 17 States

July 5, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

Take a virtual crop tour across farm country, without leaving your chair.

Here are a handful of reports to AgWeb Crop Comments:

Arkansas2Sevier County, Ark.: Hay and pastures are green after a good rain two weeks ago, but we did not get the second cutting of hay. So far we are about half of normal production. Hot and too dry.

 

Colorado2Prowess County, Colo.: We depend on mountain snow for river water to irrigate. River and canals already dry for the year and now 105° to 112° temperatures with south wind. Will bale 3 ft. tall corn next week.

 

Illinois2Shelby County, Ill.: Crops looking bad after 100+ for several days. Corn on lighter ground starting to give up, beans 12 inches tall lot of blooms but standing still. Look pretty good in morning but afternoon very bad.

 

IowaLucas County, Iowa: Our south-central Iowa farm’s corn is very spotty. Some tasseling and 5 feet tall, some 3 feet tall and lower leaves are browning. Same with beans, some 12" tall and some only 4".

 

Kansas2Wichita County, Kan.: 0.60" rain since April 2. We’ve had six days straight of 110° to 114° with 20 to 30 mph wind. It’s the threshold of hell here! Small dryland corn is hanging on, but looks bad. Waist-high corn is gone. A lot of irrigated fields are starting to fire. A whole week of 100°+ to go yet, the writing is on the wall if things don't change quick.

 

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