Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 5/16/2018

Iowa's Premiere Weekly Crop Reports

Chet Vander Velde
Chet Vander Velde
O’Brien County

Northwest Iowa

Vander Velde estimated corn planting at 30 percent complete. “We had about three good days” in the past two weeks, he said May 10. “We got some of our beans in, because that was the field that was ready.” Soil moisture is maxed out after another 2 inches of rain last week. Farmers will start looking at shorter maturities if conditions don’t improve the next two weeks, he said.

Joel Zeman
Joel Zeman
Humboldt County

North Central Iowa

“Planting progress is really varied here. I’d say it ranges anywhere from 20 to 60 percent,”  Zeman said May 10. ...

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