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Published July 13, 2010, 09:58 AM

Wisconsin corn crop growing faster than average

Outdoor News
- Wisconsin's corn crop is still growing faster than average.

Wisconsin’s corn crop is still growing faster than normal. Officials say the corn is 59-inches tall on average – seven-inches above the norm for the past five years.

Eighty-four percent of the crop is good-to-excellent, but there are still reports of yellow corn in low-lying areas and uneven stands due to the wet conditions. Last week’s hot weather helped the corn grow, with temperatures up to nine-degrees above normal.

No place in Wisconsin is “very short” of moisture anymore. But four-percent of fields statewide are still listed as “short,” while 26-percent have a surplus of moisture.

Eighty-two percent of Wisconsin’s soybeans are good-to-excellent, with 21-percent in bloom – three points below the norm. 87-percent of the oats are good-to-excellent, along 86-percent of the winter wheat crop.