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Precipitation above normal, temps down for past week

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Corn silking jumped to 62 percent last week, well ahead of the five-year average of 48 percent.
Temperatures remained in the 70s, and precipitation was slightly above average for the state.
Activities included spraying fungicide and insecticide.
There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 13.
Statewide precipitation averaged 1.37 inches, which was 0.61 inches above normal.
The average temperature was 73.9 degrees, about 2.5 degrees below normal.


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