Can rain save the corn crop?
Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:12:05 GMT —
Since the end of June, we have only seen a little more then 6 tenths of an inch of rain on average across Adams County.
This is affecting a corn crop which was once doing well, but now it's really suffering.
The hot, dry weather we have seen has really impacted the crop and will affect the yields.
"You want to see the corn [kernels] all the way out to the end of the cob, not the way it's looking now," said Mike Roegge, a Crop Specialist with the University of Illinois.
"Last year we got 125 bushels an acre but without rain that will not be the case this year."