Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 8/24/2016

Iowa's premier weekly crop reports as seen in the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman.

Gary Twedt
Gary Twedt
Lyon County

Northwest Iowa

Rainfall remains spotty, and very limited, in the far northwest corner of Iowa, Twedt said Aug. 18. He received one-half inch of rain last week, but a neighbor one mile away got 2.2 inches. “As dry as it is, a half-inch doesn’t go very far,” he said. “On the lighter ground, it’s probably too late. Yields are definitely going to be below average in our part of the world.” Third-crop hay is put up, and silage chopping is likely to start this week.

Laura Cunningham
Laura Cunningham
Floyd County

North Central Iowa

“The August rains we’ve had have been great for filling soybeans,”  Cunningham said Aug. 18. “That’s really increasing their yield potential.” Corn is starting to reach the dent stage, and silage harvesting will likely...

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