Height = 16 inches
Last week's growing degree days = 170
Historical average growing degree days = 121
Growing degree days since planting = 437
Historical average since planting = 368
The corn had a pretty good growth spurt this past week, probably due to the warm temperatures. By contrast, the 2009 crop was planted about the same time, and only managed 5 inches of growth in the same week, but only had 109 growing degree days to help it along. It will be exciting to see how this year's crop progresses in the weeks ahead! Stay tuned!