Thursday, June 18, 2015

Corn in the backyard, 2015 -- week 6

June 14

The second week of June proved productive for corn stalk growth behind our house as the plants averaged about 40 inches tall, which is the tallest we've ever measured for this week in June.  The plants were aided by more than 40% more growing degree days than the norm, collecting 200 versus the historical average of 141.  Rain was also plentiful, to the extent that some fields experienced ponding and started to show plant damage.

You'll notice the sky in the top image was mostly cloudy on the morning of June 14, increasing our tally of cloudy Sunday mornings.

Finally, I chose to include this view from above one of the plants showing the growth pattern of the leaves that comprise the stalk.  It's not visible yet, but soon a tassel will emerge from the center of the plant designating the transition into the fruit-bearing mode.  You'll see that event documented here first!

1 comment:

  1. Well I have to say that is some of the finest looking corn I have seen you track these past several years. Looks like a good harvest is ahead.