Maize yields bounce about with a 40% difference in yields for the larger agri-businesses last year.
There are a lot of predictions about for a bumper harvest this year and some companies will be counting on it.
I am a little more reserved.
Planting time was very dry and crops struggled to get established with many plants emerging late and having a pretty hard time of it.
Rain in June allowed crops to put on a massive growth spurt and they shot for the sky producing a lot of biomass and very impressive looking crops.
On closer inspection a lot of these impressive 3m tall crops have produced one cob with a low numbers of small grains.
Time will tell but I wouldn't bet my house on it just yet.