August 21, 2019
Summer was late arriving this year. Many of the farmers in our area did not yet have all their corn in the ground by June 1. Some were still working around the wet spots in their fields all the way into the third week of June. But that didn't seem to damper the crop's enthusiasm. The seeds sprouted and popped up out of the ground and began to grow with a fervor.
I read an article in a farm magazine that said the seed has a way of sensing when it's growing season is short and it "knows" it has to make up for lost time due to "Mother Nature's" antics. In discussing a plant's ability to detec...