Posted 6/11/2021 08:29 (#9053063 - in reply to #9052967) Subject: RE: System
w1891 - 6/11/2021 07:50
The problem is those who are getting the dryness and heat have hardly ever seen the type of heat and dryness at this stage of plant growth. When it hits 92+, low humidity and wind, no amount of soil moisture will keep a corn plant from trying slowing respiration through its leaves. There is a reason GDU's calculations use 86 as the max temperature. Anything above that begins the tradeoff of sugar creation and a plant trying to protect itself and conserve moisture. If the plants are unfurling by 5-7 at night, absolutely zero potential has been lost.
Your correct, we are use to having excess moisture and high humidity, generally June can be wet here, July and August it gets dry, we can run along time if we have reserves, They aren't there in a lot of prime areas. It could start raining and could still have a huge crop, but the clock is ticking and the forecast isn't too promising. brownish grass in June is something we are not use too.