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A switch to Drier weather speeds up the harvest

After very wet conditions in early October, drier conditions have allowed Iowa farmers to make good progress on the 2018 corn and soybean harvest.  PHOTO / GARY FANDEL
After very wet conditions in early October, drier conditions have allowed Iowa farmers to make good progress on the 2018 corn and soybean harvest. PHOTO / GARY FANDEL

The warmer and wetter pattern in September, which ranked as the 14th warmest and third wettest September on record for Iowa, continued into early October. The precipitation early in October will guarantee that October amounts will be above normal in many areas.  

The period of less precipitation and more dry days during mid-to-late...




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