It poured last night. We ended up with a total of 2.8" of rain for the storm, and its been overcast & rainy all day. But we were lucky, some of the areas around us at 4 to 5" of rain. The traders like to think that "Rain makes Grain", but I've also seen plenty of times when too much rain as a bad as not enough rain. It's plenty wet in the field today, so I haven't been up to measure. There will not be any fieldwork in this neighborhood for a couple of days.
Since we are just getting this all up & running, this will be my first post. The corn has now been in the ground a little over 4 weeks and is already 20" tall. It has been hot this week, so the corn has grown a lot. It has grown about 12 inches in the last 6 days. It was "knee high" by June 10, so well ahead of the "knee high by the Fourth of July" benchmark. Actually, In today's farming world, knee high by the Fourth of June is much more common.
This field was not planted early for this area. Much of the corn was already in the ground by May 1 and this particular field was not planted till May 9. Even so, it isn't far behind those planted almost a month earlier.
At this time the fertlizer is all on and the herbicides have been sprayed, so we can now sit back and watch the leaves wave at us and grow!
Today it has been raining off and on all day. Wehave had .9" of rain since this morning. Maybe you can even see it when it is raining "cats & dogs."