Height = 101 inches
Last week growing degree days = 222
Historical average growing degree days = 176
Growing degree days since planting = 1930
Historical average since planting = 1683
Another hot week for the corn field, although not quite as hot as the week before. We've been blessed with a bit of rain, so that has probably helped the corn endure the heat without signs of significant stress. Farmer Wagenbach informed us earlier that this hybrid needs about 2755 growing degree units to reach the black layer phase, so it looks like we've got over 800 more growing degree days before we can expect the corn to be that mature. In the meantime, we'll look for other signs of maturity, such as those shown in the picture below.