“We can’t seem to get a rain to save our soul up here,” Glienke said July 20. Some stress is showing up in lighter soils, “but the crops still look surprisingly good,” he said. Corn is full tassel, and there is concern that last week’s extremely high temperatures could hurt pollination, Glienke said. Soybeans on 30-inch rows have canopied, and area farmers are working on third cutting of hay, he said.
North Central Iowa
Hail and wind hit part of Hejlik’s corn crop earlier this month, though other fields in the area were decimated. “Some corn fields have nothing left above the knee,” Hejlik...