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Planting Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 6:59 AM by Iowa Corn

Bruce Rohwer of Paullina and ICGA president has received snow every week of April so far.  About two inches of snow fell Tuesday night in his area of northern Iowa.

“At least we didn’t receive the four inches of snow that were predicted yesterday,” Rohwer says. “We can still use the moisture and precipitation in this area but warmer days would be welcomed. Soil temperatures are a concern as they are still in the 30s and 40s. We’re hoping the forecast for warmer days this week will help our soil temperatures.”

The high temperature on Wednesday was only 37 degrees in his area.

“It’s pretty sloppy here but we’re expecting 70 degrees by the weekend,” he says. “We hope that the change from April to May will mean a change in temperatures too.”

Snow flurries were in the air Tuesday at the farm of Don Hunerdosse of Milo.

“We’ve had several snow showers in the air but nothing  sticking to the ground,” Hunerdosse says.

He did not receive any rain on Monday, April 22. All of the rain stayed north of his Warren County farm.

“There is green grass in the pastures for our cows and calves,” Hunderdosse notes. “We’ve been lucky not to have sick calves during the cold and wet conditions this spring.”

Hunerdosse has stayed busy working with his cow-calf herd throughout spring.

“Our chore vehicles need to be washed in the next couple of weeks,” Hunderdosse says laughing.

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