Sunday, August 5, 2012

Iowa Corn Field: August 2012

OK~ August 1st rolled around this year and this is a recap of what our corn fields look like. Notice how the bottoms of these stalks are brown. It is not usually until September rolls around, that corn begins to take on this color. Unfortunately, due to the extreme heat and the lack of rain, this corn will not yield a whole lot this year. This particular field represents the middle road of what is in our area. We have some fields that are greener than this and we have some fields that are browner than this. If you live near corn fields, how do they look in your area? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. We went to Nebraska this weekend and I think in far western Iowa I saw the very worst- much worse than the above- it was totally brown and a lot of it was blown over the roots just weren't holding.
    I saw quite a few fields they had taken down leaving only 6 rows or so I imagine for crop insurance claims.
    In my are NE Iowa it looks much like yours- it is terribly bad out and I saw in the paper they are thinking of suspending the ethanol rules in favor of putting more toward food/feed- IMHO they should.

  2. The crop damage is so far wide this year. In this particular field, the ears are about 3 inches long and about 1/4 of it has kernels. So, there is corn out there, just not very much. With the excessive heat for such an extended period of time and no water, it really hit hard this year. Mother Nature has her own agenda, so we all roll along!


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