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I remember the saying when I was 'knee heigh'. That saying was "Knee heigh by the 4th of July" which was supposed to indicate you would have a good corn crop that year. Well, this year it was knee heigh by the 4th of June. A few contributors to that I suspect. Climate Change/Global warming, improved genetics/varieties, better soil management, cooperation by Mother Nature, and probably some degree of luck.
 
Here it is on target to make knee high by the 4th of July. I am certain yours got planted a long time before it got planted here.
 
I remember the saying when I was 'knee heigh'. That saying was "Knee heigh by the 4th of July" which was supposed to indicate you would have a good corn crop that year. Well, this year it was knee heigh by the 4th of June. A few contributors to that I suspect. Climate Change/Global warming, improved genetics/varieties, better soil management, cooperation by Mother Nature, and probably some degree of luck.
it hasn't been knee high by the 4th for 30 years. its improved genetics.
 
it hasn't been knee high by the 4th for 30 years. its improved genetics.
Used to, all the April corn around here would be uneven and looked awful, no one started planting until May. There was corn planted in March this year that looks pretty good, which it was warm and dry for a spell then. That being said, the last week of April/first week of May is my ideal time for corn planting, weather permitting of course.
 
Corn here gets planted in May. This year it better have been late May. Last year there was a lot of corn up good early. Then there was a heavy frost that killed off that corn or at least set it way back.
 
yeah that corn is looking great! bet it'll make some awesome feed for the herd. thanks for sharing the pics
 
Most corn around these parts goes to feed/grain.

There is a couple folks grow for farmers markets etc. One fella in Ringwood (not far from here) always sells out. Best corn on the cob around.
Not around here but just east of us a lot of cattle producers are growing corn to chop for silage. I think it is a hybrid forage variety, it grows massively tall, they must have apply a lot of fertiliser to make up for what they take off.

Ken
 

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