Matt Zimmerman and Calvin Grant show that corn in the Morris area was well taller than the recommended "knee high by the fourth of July" marker. However, dry conditions remain a concern for area farmers.

Corn could be "tremendous" if needed rain arrives soon


MORRIS - Minnesota corn was in excellent shape, but two weeks of dry weather during a critical stage of the crop's development is threatening a potentially tremendous crop.

"The corn looks as good as it's looked in a long time," said George Nelson, a crop scientist with the West Central Research and Outreach Center.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.