Hot Weather Causing Minnesota Corn Crop To Grow Faster

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 7:34 am

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.

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