Rows are just starting to close in soybeans that were stunted by hail damage last month, Dreith said Aug. 2. Otherwise, crops are starting to look better but could use some rain. “I haven’t caught a rain in the past couple weeks,” he said. Insect and disease pressure has been low. “Weeds are the biggest problem,” mainly waterhemp and giant ragweed, he said.
North Central Iowa
“The corn and beans are looking OK now, but we have a lot of...