It's like having a thimbleful of water when you want the Big Gulp size. I'm not sure our corn has gotten the Big Gulp-equivalent of rain. But some timely showers have helped some of our dryland corn crop.
On July 18, I took these photos, where you could see corn stalks and leaves browning and curling from lack of rain, especially along the outer rows where it is less protected from the sun and wind.
softball-sized hail Tuesday night.
Yesterday, in a different corn field, it looked like the rain came at a more opportune time. This cob was nearly filled with kernels. Kent says that rain at this point forward helps the kernels that are already on the ear to develop.
|July 24, 2013|
|July 2, 2013|
|June 6, 2013|
|July 19, 2013 - Planting sudan|
After two summers of drought, we are even more thankful for rain showers - big or small.