Hot Weather Causing Minnesota Corn Crop To Grow Faster
Minnesota crops continued to progress ahead of the average, even with record-setting temperatures last week.
The USDA’s Minnesota weekly crop-weather report says statewide, average temperatures were 9 degrees above normal.
Precipitation amounts varied. As of Sunday, topsoil moisture supplies were rated 60 percent adequate to surplus, down from 78 percent a week earlier.
Forty-one percent of corn was silking and beyond, compared with 0 percent last year and 8 percent for the five-year average. Corn was rated 77 percent good to excellent.