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Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders - Tues., Oct. 25, 2011

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 7:02 AM by Iowa Corn

Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kevin Ross of Minden says corn harvest is moving fast with yields ranging from 180 to 210 bushels per acre. He estimates that corn harvest is 60 percent complete and will progress rapidly this week.

Jerry Main of Fairfield says soybean harvest is virtually complete in southeast Iowa. There might be a couple of soybean fields left to harvest that are late varieties. Main will be done with his corn harvest this week. He estimates that corn harvest is at least three-fourths done in his area. Some fall tillage is being done but because of the dry conditions, he says the tillage equipment is pulling very hard. He says farmers with cow-calf herds need rain to rejuvenate their fall pastures.

In northwest Iowa, Roger Knoblock of Lester says harvest is starting to wind down. He completed corn harvest last Friday night with yields ranging from 170 to 210 bushels per acre. He says it was an excellent crop, although it was probably not as good as last year. Manure is being applied in the area and corn stalks are being baled for livestock. Some tillage is taking place. Overall, he says they could use some rain but they’re thankful for their harvest.

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