Heavy Summer Rains Impact Harvest Season

The wet summer will play a role come harvest season.

Northern Corn Leaf Blight will develop in some crops.

“Which may knock off some of the top end yields on fields that were able to get well drained,” says Peoria County Farm Bureau President Patrick Kirchhofer.

Kirchhofer estimates a drop of about 30 bushels per acre of corn in the county from last year. Granted, last year saw very high yields for corn.

The rainy season will also push back harvest season slightly.

“A lot of it depends on the typography of the land. The soil type. There will be some good yields out of the community,” Kirchhofer says.

On the bright side, soybeans are able to withstand the wet climate better than corn.

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