WATCH: How the summer heat affects your corn crops

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 15:16:29-04

July is the month where the corn crop is made or destroyed, as this is the month when the kernels fill.  The more water the corn plant has, the bigger the kernels get, and the bigger the yield becomes.

We are going to look mainly at the western Corn Belt, which is where we are located. So far July has been rather kind to the corn crop with regular rain and no high heat.  This is going to change a bit for the next 10-14 days, but we expect more changes after that as we head into August. 

So, how will the corn crop finish these next few weeks?  How will the soybeans turn out as August is their big month for development?  It all depends on the weather and we have an outlook through August.



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