Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 5/9/2018

Iowa's Premiere Weekly Crop Reports

Brian Dreith
Brian Dreith
Pocohontas County

Northwest Iowa

Planters were stopped by rain after a limited amount of fieldwork was done early last week, Dreith said May 3. “North of Highway 3, guys got going a little bit on Sunday,” he said. “Guys were hitting it hard on Monday and Tuesday.” He had three-quarters inch of rain Tuesday night, but amounts nearby ranged from 0.4 to 1.3 inches, resulting in ponds in some fields.

Beth Rachut
Beth Rachut
Mitchell County

North Central Iowa

“We got a start on planting, but the rains put a stop to everything,” Rachut said May 3. Many farmers have applied fertilizer, and some had started to plant corn before last...

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