“We’ve gotten a couple of rains, but we are still way short on moisture,” Glienke said Aug. 3. Corn on lighter soils is showing signs of stress, but the crop looks surprisingly good on heavier soils, he said. There is concern that pollination is spotty because of heat in July, Glienke said. Soybean fields are holding on and will be helped by the recent rainfall, Glienke said. Third cutting of hay is wrapped up.
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Timely rains on Hejlik’s farm have pushed the crops along recently. Soybeans are closing the rows and growing taller with some recent moisture. “The soybeans are coming along pretty well despite the (heat) stress....