Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Corn Field Statuesque

 Now that we have been having frequent rain, the corn is beautiful.
 I think you could call it statuesque, at least among the field crops in GriggsDakota. 
The concern, earlier in the Summer, was that the stalks would not be sturdy enough to hold the plant, causing it to snap off at the bottom. That could still happen as the plant dries down, especially if it endured a big wind. Right now, with the moisture available to the plant, it doesn't seem like a risk. 
 The cobs are beautifully formed and fully filled. The kernels are maturing and getting bigger on the cob as the weeks go by.
We haven't had a real frost yet, although there was a bit of frost on the roof, the thermometer never registered below 34 degrees Fahrenheit. There has been speculation of light test weight and poor dry down. Those are possibilities that we are preparing for. We realize that the corn will likely have to be dried in our grain dryer. We won't have a crop until it is in the bin.
In GriggsDakota the corn is statuesque, and that is the best we can hope for today.

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