Emily Boettcher
Emily Boettcher - Dickinson County
Northwest Iowa
“We got another inch and a half of rain here. I’d say we’re looking pretty good,” Boettcher said Aug. 25. Moderate temperatures and moisture are helping with soybean pod filling. “We’re really hoping for a long fall now,” Boettcher said. “Holding off on that first frost would help a lot.” She also noted increasing aphid pressure on both corn and beans.

Devon Murray
Devon Murray - Floyd County
North Central Iowa
The area caught the rain it needed. Corn is about six kernels shorter on ear size than last year, Murray said Aug. 25. However, “it’s been a perfect...