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Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders - Tues., Nov. 8, 2011

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM by Iowa Corn

Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders - Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Jerry Main of Fairfield received about one and one-half inches of much-needed rain on Monday so fieldwork has stopped. He estimates that corn harvest is nearly complete in his county. In the past four days, a lot of anhydrous has been applied in the area. Some dry fertilizer is also being applied. A few days ago, he traveled 70 miles west to Lucas and saw quite a bit of corn still standing in fields.

In southwest Iowa, Kevin Ross of Minden will be done with corn harvest this week. He has about 70 acres of corn left to harvest. He had some rain last night and is expecting more rain and snow later tonight.

In northwest Iowa, Roger Knoblock of Lester hasn’t received any rain. Farmers in his area have been busy applying liquid manure and some tillage work is being done. Roger’s family operation does strip tillage on continuous corn acres. They do not disturb the corn stalk. They make the strip down the middle of the row which will allow the soils to dry more quickly next spring before planting.

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