The Southern part of our county experienced a large hail storm two days ago. The storm caused some significant damage to crops. I went for a drive this afternoon so I figured I would drive to the affected area and snap a few pictures. Harvest is going to be difficult due to the damage not to mention the reduction in yield in an already tough year. Luckily for us the hail occurred several miles from any of our fields.
Everything above the ears is knocked over. There are whole ears laying on the ground that won’t get harvested.
This is one of our fields. This is what the above field should look like. All the downed stalks from the hail damage will make harvest slow and difficult.
Soybeans are defoliated and some pods have been knocked off. Some plants have fallen over, and they will be a tangled mess at harvest.
Those beans would’ve looked like this two days ago.