Since planting: 1988
Vs. 20-year average: +111
Vs. last year: 2018 (only 30 behind now)
Since planting: 13.19”
Vs. 20-year average: -5.17”
Vs. last year: 16.5” (-3.31” we are continuing to gain on 2020)
We’ve talked about how important temps are and how important full sunny days help the crop develop. Below is a chart showing solar radiation for this growing season. I was surprised we are farther behind normal than this. But you also notice we don’t have many high-energy days either the last couple of weeks. We need more high-energy days for this crop to finish.