Wade Lamphere - Durand, WI
Rainfall: We have been getting, much needed, highs in the 80’s this week. It’s been too cool the later parts of summer.
We’ve had about 3/4 of an inch of rain in the last week.
Corn: The warmer temps have really pushed the corn along. There was plenty of corn in the area that hadn’t dented a week ago and is well into the process now.
Silage corn is coming off rapidly. We did some silage tests over the last week and moistures were coming in from 68-73%. Tonnage numbers are down, as expected due to the shorter corn heights and unevenness throughout the fields.
Earlier grain varieties and the hybrids planted early should be safe from any frost. (This part of the state on average could experience a frost event any day from here on out.)
Another week of nice weather would go along way to easing the minds of many growers in our neck of the woods and to the north.
Soybeans: The leaves are starting to drop! Many earlier varieties are really shedding leaves, while the full season varieties are taking advantage of the warm sunny weather to fill the top pods.
No record breaking yields being predicted this year.