Soil moisture reserves Mostly adequate

Soil moisture reserves Mostly adequate

The winter drought map may show abnormal dryness and some moderate drought across parts of Iowa, but it’s too early to worry about planting conditions, according to Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State professor of agricultural meteorology.

“We’re always concerned about moisture that’s in the soil as we go into planting,” Taylor explains. “But even though we ended 2017 quite dry, there was precipitation in most of the...

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