Listen to enough people and you may start believing 2012 will produce a big corn crop.
Okay, maybe there are a lot of indicators pointing to a POTENTIAL big corn crop this fall, but Sonny Beck, President of Beck’s Hybrids at Atlanta, Indiana says we can’t forget one KEY factor for that big crop to become reality.
“I don’t get too excited about a good crop or poor crop early on, it is what happens in July when you’re talking about corn,” said Beck. “Corn needs that two weeks that it’s tasseling if you’re going to have a good crop.”
Beck says over the years he’s seen some pretty poor corn getting perfect weather during pollination and end up being a good crop, on the other hand, he’s also seen some really good corn hurt when the weather turned dry during the reproductive stage.