It cooled off quite a bit this week after the heat wave swept through the North Central Illinois area over the weekend.
It. Was. Hot.
There’s a few thunderstorms forecasted going into the weekend, but temperatures remain pretty average for this time of year.
Here’s a look at what our sales agronomists have been seeing, in terms of weather, around the Midwest:
Gary Campbell: It’s still very dry in Northwest Ohio. The Findlay area only had 2-3” of rain since June 1. The lighter soils are really showing heat stress. Parts of Southern Wisconsin received 3” of rain last weekend, and parts of Minnesota remain wet.
Ken Musselman: After going through a dry spell, Central Iowa received some big rains bringing some relief to the extreme heat. East Central Iowa continues to get timely rains.
Eric Johnston: We made it through the scorching weekend in North Central Illinois. Thankfully we had an inch of rain last week, and the forecast looks favorable through the end of the month. Just going by the size of the sweet corn ears I’ve been eating lately, we should have a good crop as long as it can hang on and fill the ears.
Ray Roettger: Most areas from Missouri to Pennsylvania are looking well with adequate to good moisture. Seems to be a dry area from Holmes County, Ohio through New York, but the crop growth is good.
And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops grow!
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