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Update on Planting Season around Iowa

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM by Iowa Corn

Planting Update-SE Iowa- Dick Gallagher, Washington, Washington County- Most of the corn has been planted and is starting to emerge. It’s coming up a bit yellow due to the cold, but optimistic that it will improve. A little over half of the bean crop is also in the ground as of today and planting is still going strong. There is also a lot of spraying going on now, but progress in the field has been a little slow in the past couple of days due to the rain. 1 ½ -2 ½ inches of rain fell here, leaving the fields pretty damp still, but hopefully be back in the field tomorrow.

Planting Update- W Central Iowa- Curt Schweers, Arcadia, Carroll County- Corn in the area is all planted and beans should be finished up by Thursday. The sprayers are out and things are looking good. It has been a great planting season so far!

Planting Update-SW Iowa-Julius Schaff, Randolph, Fremont County- Most of the corn is in the ground and beans are going to be finished up within the next few days.Some early planted corn had to be replanted due to the cold spell after the first planting took place. The corn that is up is looking good and the sprayers are out in the fields. Planting is ahead of schedule for the area this year compared to last year when planting was still going on during the 4th of July. Everything is looking great, and this is the best start we have had in about three years.

Planting Update-NW Iowa-Bruce Rohwer, Paullina, O’Brien/Sioux County- The planting season is progressing well with all of the corn in and beans should be done by the end of the week. Thankfully, there haven’t been any replants yet this year, and the early planted corn emerged slowly, but did come. There are a few sprayers out, and expecting more later this week if the rain stays off. I would say it has been a successful planting season so far.

Planting Update-NE Iowa-Bob Hemesath, Calmar, Winneshiek County- Corn is about 90% done in the area and a little over half of the beans are in as well. There are a fair amount of sprayers in the fields now. Conditions have been good this planting season and continue to impress.

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