Corn looks tough due to lack of moisture, Kooiker said July 8. “It’s curled up basically every day,” he said. He received one-half inch of rain on July 5 and about one-tenth the rest of the week. Corn should be tasseling based on growing degree accumulation since planting, but lack of moisture seems to be holding it back, he said. Tonnage on second cutting hay was short.
North Central Iowa
At the end of June, Brozik’s farm received about 2.5 inches of rain. “That was very helpful,” he said July 8. That was followed last week by another...