Hot, dry July hurts Minnesota corn


Hot, dry July hurts Minnesota corn

A southeast Minnesota farmer anticipates lower corn yields due to heat and dryness during pollination.

Rob Tate of Cannon Falls told Brownfield there was little moisture and it was very hot in July.

“You can see a little bit of damage to the corn as far as pollination, although I think some of that will be kernel depth and stuff.”

He says the crop is maturing quickly.

“We’re close to having a black coat on some of the varieties here (and) we know of some places where they’ve already started harvesting some corn for grain. A small amount, but it’s done.”

And the Minnesota Corn Growers Association board member says the silage harvest is in full swing. Hot, dry July hurts Minnesota corn

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