Chet Vander Velde
About one-third of cornfields were pollinating, and soybeans are between the R2 and R4 stage, Vander Velde said July 12. “Early-planted corn looks really good. The later-planted stuff is not so good,” he said. Soybeans are just the opposite with later plantings looking better. Soils were just beginning to dry out after 18 inches of rain over the past three weeks.
North Central Iowa
“It’s looking a lot better now. We’re starting to get some roots down, and corn and beans are starting to take off,” Zeman said July 12. About 50 percent of the corn has...