Heat expanding or contracting?
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Started by tjc - July 23, 2021, 10:35 a.m.


Confusion abounds.  Next week is darn hot and dry throughout midwest growing areas, correct?  Week two, first week August, appears to expand heat/dry east, is this correct?

Thank you in advance.

By tjc - July 23, 2021, 2:14 p.m.
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  Grains have had a decline.  Time to buy a call (spread)

By mcfarm - July 25, 2021, 8:13 a.m.
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I think those crops out west that have gotten new life will go backwards twice as fast. they have no reserves. There already has been reports of chopping corn and others even with perfect weather from here on out expect very low yields. And the water damage thing in the east is always a hard sell to the market. They have sold this market because the rain just has to make grain and it usually does to an extinct. One of the bet growers I know in central Illinois on the some of the best ground in the world has stated his crop is not near an APH type crop because of excess water.

By wglassfo - July 25, 2021, 11:11 a.m.
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In our part of the world, the water damage is starting to show [much over 12" and counting as we stopped counting after 12 "] Dumping the rain gauge is very depressing. We got stuck harvesting sweet corn and both the sprayer and harvester has had to turn around in mid field due to wet soil

The bean damage is easy to see as they are shorter and visible damage can be seen from the road. Road damage in corn is harder to see as the plant is so tall. However, the best indication is very uneven tassel When you walk in the field the damaged corn is shorter and much slower  tassel development as the wet ground is slow to tassel. Our topography is mostly flat, thus the water can not run off, but collects in lower depressions and stays in the field

Some crops are just dead and some are damaged, but as we spray and harvest then the crop damage can be seen on the inside of the field which is extensive

However, some places in the field are yielding good sweet corn yields, so it is not all bad. Disease, worms bugs, bird damage etc is a concern, a crop that goes directly to the grocery shelf.

It is hot here. Night time temps on the truck indicator show 75 degrees at 11 P.M.