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Corn crop ‘basically running out of water,’ significant rain needed soon, expert says

With harvest approaching, it appears the yield potential for this year’s corn crop is on the decline, said Chad Lee, extension agronomist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.   Early indications pointed toward a bin-busting year for Kentucky corn growers (See KyForward story here), but some of the state’s corn is beginning to drop ears due to a lack...

What a difference a year makes: Kentucky’s 2013 corn crop is ‘good to excellent’ so far

The National Agriculture Statistics Service says Kentucky’s crop is 58 percent good and 24 percent excellent. (Photo from Creative Commons)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   The corn landscape around Kentucky looks considerably different this year from 2012, thanks to plentiful rains and moderate temperatures.   The latest National Agricultural Statistics Service listed...