After rain and a week of sunshine, crops are looking good in the area with most corn in the V5 to V7 range, Peelen said June 18. “Fields probably could use a drink, but we are really sitting pretty good on moisture after the rains last week,” he said. Farmers are finishing up side-dressing corn and doing post-emerge spraying on soybeans, Peelen said.
North Central Iowa
Overall, the fields look good, Anderson said June 18, but he noted “it’s getting a little dry up here.” Hot and dry days combined with strong winds have “zapped the...