We have accumulated 1,050± GDUs as of today. We had 100° F temps yesterday and will be in the 90s through the 4th of July.

Early this week corn was at V9 and two rains totaling 2.5 in. have it in good shape at this time.  Beans are 8 in. tall and most in narrow rows are fully canopied.

I have seen grasshoppers in the grass on field borders; at this time numbers do not seem to be a problem but we will watch them closely.

New-crop corn closed at $5.90 and soybeans were $12.11 at yesterdays close.

Happy 4th to all!