It’s been a gorgeous week here in southern Indiana. This cooler — almost fall-like — weather is truly a rare treat the last week of July. Corn and beans are progressing nicely. All corn is now in tassel, and some beans are blooming. The baling of hay was also a productive this week. We had two to three days not suitable for fieldwork as some heavier summer rains did make their way through. Soil moisture across the area is still classified as adequate or surplus.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Purdue Extension has two wheat variety trial plots every year, and the 2013 harvest data is now ready. Both plots averaged over 100 bushels per acre. The entire plot results can be found at