Friday, May 29, 2015

Corn in the backyard, 2015 -- week 3

May 24

The plants continue to thrive, but this year's growth rate lags many of the other third weeks we've observed.  We received 85 growing degree days from May 17 to 23, versus the historical average of 92 for that period, which was probably partially responsible for the slow growth.  Since the plants emerged, they've still received over 36% more than an average year's growing degree days.  The corn still needs to grow and develop quite a bit before we can make any judgment on this year's crop, so we'll just keep watching, and recording data, and reporting progress here.

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