IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 12 August 2015

GDD Periods

Posted: 12 Aug 2015 05:44 AM

For farmers, this is about the time of the year when one worries about the progress of crop maturity and the hope that the crop reaches maturity prior to the first fall frost. The featured chart presents the period of days this summer in-between the growing degree day accumulation levels of 1135 and 1660, which are important levels for corn development. The thought is that having a longer period is a positive for corn yields. Of course, this period is going to vary depending on the planting date, which is why this analysis indicates that corn planted after 11 May has yet to reach 1660 units.

Good = 18
Bad = 6
Abstain = 8

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