Posted on April 30, 2013 at 12:17 PM by Iowa Corn
Some farmers are planting and some are waiting to plant in northwest Iowa, according to Bruce Rohwer, a farmer from Paullina and president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association. It’s been warm and dry for a few days allowing soil temperatures to increase allowing some farmers to move ahead with fieldwork.
“However, we have a forecast for the next few days of 80 percent precipitation and low temperatures,” he says. “It will be a cold rain or even snow and that is a concern to farmers in the area.”
Last week they received snow that equaled about two-tenths of moisture.
“The moisture is still very much needed but we’re also anxious to get soil temperatures warm enough that we can get planting done,” he adds.