Line Up Your Natural Gas for Drying

August 24, 2009 07:00 PM
 

Linda Smith, Top Producer Executive Editor
 
Mike Toohill, a crop consultant in Bloomington, Ill. looked at growing degree days for Freeport and DeKalb, Ill.

Based on planting date, here's what he reports:
 
Plant Date  Freeport DeKalb
May 5 Avg. 1908 Avg. 1910
May 5 1721 1655
May 12 1652 1588
May 23 1531 1470
June 3 1939 1330

 
Can crops catch up in late August? "I wish I had better news but most of my weather sources forecast below-average temps, which could put us another 50 growing degree days behind by Sept. 1. Yikes!”
 

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You can e-mail Linda Smith at lsmith@farmjournal.com.

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