Clyde Burchett - Higginsville, MO
Rainfall : Rainfall has been abundant over the last 2 ½ weeks. The ground has stayed wet continuously and we have seen some significant flooding and erosion. Temperatures have been mild, mid 80’s during the day and 50’s and 60’s at night.
Corn: Corn is going to be well above average this year. Plant health is good right now. GLS is easy to find in most corn fields, but is mostly below the ear leaf. Less than 1% leaf area above the ear infected. Southern rust is easy to find mid canopy. It’s already sporulated, so it’s been here a while.
Soybeans: Soybeans are growing tall with long internodes. Lodging could be a problem if we get many more storms.
Soybeans are clean disease-wise and only minimal insect pressure.
Other: Near perfect corn growing weather. We’re not losing hardly any photosynthate to respiration, so I anticipate good kernel depth and test weight. Soybeans seem to be holding on to pods better this year due to minimum stress. First cover crops flown on to standing corn this week.