Fourth of July heat, humidity across the Heartland


Fourth of July heat, humidity across the Heartland

 Across the Corn Belt, above-normal temperatures continue to promote a rapid pace of crop development. On July 1, progress for U.S. corn (17% silking) and soybeans (27% blooming) were significantly ahead of the respective 5-year averages of 8 and 13%. More than one-third of the corn in Illinois and Missouri began to silk during the week ending July 1, with overall progress in those states reaching 40 and 48%, respectively.

On the Plains, cool, showery weather in Montana and Dakotas contrasts with lingering heat farther south.

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Fourth of July heat, humidity across the Heartland


Fourth of July heat, humidity across the Heartland

 Across the Corn Belt, above-normal temperatures continue to promote a rapid pace of crop development. On July 1, progress for U.S. corn (17% silking) and soybeans (27% blooming) were significantly ahead of the respective 5-year averages of 8 and 13%. More than one-third of the corn in Illinois and Missouri began to silk during the week ending July 1, with overall progress in those states reaching 40 and 48%, respectively.

On the Plains, cool, showery weather in Montana and Dakotas contrasts with lingering heat farther south.

Continue reading Fourth of July heat, humidity across the Heartland at Brownfield Ag News.