Rain Gauge Reports Hit and Miss
Saturday late afternoon and this morning I had rain gauge reports ranging from .2 inches to 5.8 inches that we received Saturday. The best way to sum it up, have and have nots! One farmer that received almost 4 inches of rain said "this should carry me until tasseling time." Another said "I need more very soon or it may be too late." That has been the theme this year with rainfall very variable. It just seems like we have not had general widespread rains this spring and early summer!
Plus, we are moving into the summer when we see more hit and miss thunderstorms rather than widespread general rains. The question on many farmers minds that did receive nice rains, did we hurt the yield on my corn? Corn at around V 5 (5 leaf stage) is setting the number of number of rows around the ear and V 9 the length of the ear. There was a lot of corn that was under moisture stress with curling leaves at the V 5 stage. Here are the locations and rain gauge reports I received at the studio!
southside of Faribault 5.90 inches
John Webster in northwest Rice County 2.00
Art Cannon City 5.10 inches
Adrian Truckers Inn in Faribault 3.80 inches
My farm by Wells .70 inches
Jane south of Minnesota Lake .20 inches
Laura Waseca 2.60 inches
Mark southeast of Faribault 3.80 inches
Norm east side of Cannon Lake 4.00 inches
Paul from Montgomery 3.50 inches
Mark from just northwest of Nerstrand 4.70 inches
Richard just southeast of Kenyon .55 inches
Zumbrota at Central Livestock .30 inches
Rolf just west of reliance Bank in Faribault 3.00
Dick from east Walcott Township southeast of Faribault 4.40 inches
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