Saturday, July 22nd

With a wet spring and early summer, farmers planted their corn crop later than usual this year, which has led to varied crop sizes across the region. This has left some with corn shorter than knee high, but not all.

“We have corn that is waist high and we have corn that is ankle high, so I guess if you averaged it, it would be knee high,” said Darby Sampson, who farms in rural Melrose.

Joe Schultz, agronomist with Central Wisconsin Ag Services in Alma Center said this is a common sight across the county.

“This summer has had a lot of variability, variability in corn height and corn development. It started with variable corn emergence that led to variable height,” Schultz said.