I’ve talked about the effect of the heat and dry weather on the corn crop already this year several times. Last week, the first corn maze (that I am aware of) opened in the United States. But now I am starting to see reports from corn maze operators about the weather in the news. So it seems like a good time for the July corn maze update.
Deep Well Farm, a Tennessee corn maze, expressed concern that the corn wouldn’t be high enough because of the dry conditions. Some of the corn might come up short of the six feet needed for a good corn maze without additional rain. As you can see from the photos in the Columbus Dispatch, the corn on some farms is dying. In case you don’t jump over, it’s a farm in Indiana. 50 percent of the corn crop is rated at poor or worse because of the weather.
Zoromski Farms, a Wisconsin corn maze, isn’t having any problem. His corn is well above the appropriate marker, “Knee High by the 4th of July”. The Zoromski Corn Maze in Hatley is raising money for St. Jude’s Hospital. You can see that the Georgia farm pictured below is doing well, also.