This year’s Midwestern Corn Belt has fallen behind with an estimated 1 percent departure in the states of Iowa and Minnesota. The delay is due to late planting caused by the cooler spring weather and wet conditions which took place this year.
The map above displays the estimated percentages of tasseled/silking corn during the second week of July for each state as well as averages for the past 30 years.
These estimates were valid as of mid-July. For now, the corn crop needs moisture and too hot or dry conditions may pose a great risk for damage on the yield.
To read the full report from the USDA NASS click here.