The 2012 corn and soybean crops were in earlier than normal, and are off to a good start. While some areas are thirsting for rain, others are getting more than they can handle. We'd love to see what's happening in your area! Email pictures of your growing crops to [email protected] and we'll add them to the gallery.
Corn in Sibley County was up Mother's Day weekend.</p>
South-central Minnesota got more than a soaking of rain the last full week/weekend of May.</p>
Corn is off to a good start outside of Lake Crystal, MN. (May 25)</p>
A day like this you can almost hear the crops growing. (May 25)</p>
May 25, Lake Crystal, MN</p>
May 26, Sibley County, MN</p>
Minnesota started adding lakes...to cornfields. (May 26)</p>
More ponding in Nicollet County, Minnesota. (May 27)</p>
The corn has shot up from seedlings over Memorial Day weekend to knee-high by June 16 in Nicollet County, Minnesota.
This field looks pretty good, despite the drowned out spots (not visible in the picture) in Nicollet County, Minnesota. June 16, 2012
Beans are looking good, too, in Nicollet County, Minnesota. June 16, 2012
Despite low areas where there was ponding, this field is growing well in southern Minnesota. June 16, 2012
13. Hail damage
Hail had its way with this cornfield in Nicollet County on June 18. It hailed for about 30 minutes and wind played a factor, too.
16. Hail damage
This field was even more damaged from hail in Nicollet County on June 18, 2012. The field was off to a great start, but doesn't look like it'll end up too great.
17. Hail damage
Closer view of the hail damage to this cornfield.
18. Soybean hail damage
And you thought the corn looked tough. This is a soybean field. Looks like it's been harvested. Rather, it was hailed on.
19. Leaves prevail
Somehow some leaves remain in the field damaged by hail on June 18, 2012 in Nicollet County, MN.
21. Hail damage
A few leaves are left, but most of the plants look like twigs in the ground.