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Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn leaders on Thurs., Oct. 27, 2011

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 4:27 PM by Iowa Corn

Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Thursday, October 27, 2011

In north-central Iowa, Deb Keller of Clarion estimates that about 90 percent of the corn harvest is complete in her area. Some downed corn has taken a little longer to combine. Yields are averaging from 175 to 200 bushels per acre. They haven’t received any measurable precipitation since harvest began and a burn ban is still in place. Fall tillage has begun and some fertilizer is being applied.

Mark Recker of Arlington says about 60 percent of corn harvest is complete. Yields in the area have been really good from 190 to 225 bushels per acre and even higher in some areas. Corn moisture levels are from 15-18 percent due to the dry, warm weather. Some tillage is starting as well.

Roscoe Eggers of State Center estimates there are at least 10 more days of corn harvest left in his area. Harvest has taken longer because of the large number of acres with goose-necked corn. It is very dry, so corn harvest hasn’t been interrupted much, although some rain would be welcomed. Some fertilizer is starting to be applied and fall tillage is starting as well.

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