Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 10/19/2016

Iowa's premier weekly crop reports as seen in the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman.

Gary Twedt
Gary Twedt
Lyon County

Northwest Iowa

Harvest has been slowed by damp and cool conditions, Twedt said Oct. 13. “We’re maybe half done with corn and just one-third done with beans,” he said. “Corn moisture is coming down pretty slow. We’re not getting a lot of drying days.” Farmers were fighting green stems in soybeans, but he hoped last week’s hard frost would help. Yields are better than expected, reaching near average on good ground. Stalk quality is a concern.

Laura Cunningham
Laura Cunningham
Floyd County

North Central Iowa

“Most people are rolling on harvest now. Some are going through standing water, but thankfully we haven’t had to,” Cunningham said Oct. 13. Much of the area ended up with 17 inches of rain in September alone, ...

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