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Growing season delays lead to tough decisions at harvest

Cool and dry conditions throughout much of Iowa, compounded with the late planting season, have led to concerns about high-moisture corn at harvest and how to deal with it.

Last year, through July, we had accumulated 805 growing degree units (GDUs) in east-central Iowa. This year we have accumulated 657 through the same time period. As of Aug. 19, only three days this month have seen above-average temperatures, ...




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