I do have to admit, I was a little worried that our annual "Knee High by the 4th of July" photo this year was going to show corn that wasn't knee-high, but half-way surprisingly, it was higher than I expected. In a "normal" year, we'd like to see our corn shoulder or head high (see previous year's photos for examples - 2013 & 2012), but this year, due to the extreme wet conditions, our corn is only waist high. We are actually planning on getting into the field today to do some work which would be the first time in several weeks because it has been too wet to get into the field.
Knee High by the 4th of July
And if you are curious what an ear of corn looks right now, below is a photo. After our family photo we did some crop scouting and peeled a corn stalk all the way down to the ear of corn. Pretty neat right? It is amazing that that will cob of corn will grow 8"+ in length in just a couple of months.
Ear of corn on the 4th of July
I hope you all had a great Independence Day! Do you have any 4th of July traditions? Remember to Comment for a Cause!