IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 11 August 2014

Slow Accumulation

Posted: 11 Aug 2014 05:36 AM

Even having the Iowa State Fair currently in session could not provoke hot temperatures as our cool summer drags on. The featured chart compares the period between growing degree day accumulation value 1135 and 1660 (important for corn) by planting date for 2012 and 2014. It has taken seven to eight more days this year to accumulate the same number of GDDs vs 2012. For later planting dates, we have yet to even complete this accumulation (gray bars). Slow GDD accumulations during this highlighted period is considered good for corn yield production, but it comes at an expense of concerns of early frost and late/wet corn harvest moisture.

Good = 15
Bad = 7
Abstain = 8

Tags:   gdd   corn