Buena Vista County
“Sandy spots in the cornfields are firing pretty bad,” Sievers said July 31. “Even if we get rain tomorrow, it’s probably too late for those spots.” Fungicide application is done along with some pesticide spraying. Sievers said he has seen a lot of thistle caterpillars emerging recently. He has also started to work on his combine, getting ready for harvest.
North Central Iowa
“We’ve got a lot of brown stuff out there right now,” Myers said July 30. “Corn has started to fire, and we’re losing yield every day it doesn’t rain.” He noted that...