The storm only lasted about 15 minutes. We received .4″ of rain and hail that ranged from pea sized to almost golf ball sized along with some strong winds. That is not a good formula for dry, brittle corn stalks. The moisture was much needed, but we could have done without the wind and hail.
At first glance our own crops look like they did ok during the storm, but some nearby neighbors weren’t so lucky. Some soybean fields in our area got hit pretty hard and some areas of corn fields have large spots that were completely flattened by the wind. Not good.
At our other farm that is about five miles away, they didn’t receive any rain at all. Just some wind.
All in all, we were thankful for the moisture, but we have a long ways to go before this crop comes out of the field this fall. We’ll see what these next few weeks brings us! Wish us luck!