Posted on May 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM by Iowa Corn
Nick Leibold of New Hampton finished planting corn last week, and he finished planting soybeans over the weekend. Everyone in the area is done spraying their crops. There are some corn acres in his area that are being replanted. Some farmers in the area are busy hoeing corn as well. He had about three-tenths of an inch of rain in the past week but could use more rain. They had a hard rain about 10 days ago that created a crust with the soils. The crop season is finally moving along and he hopes that good conditions continue.
Bob Bowman of DeWitt in Clinton County, president of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), and his son are busy planting and with their custom spraying business. They have their corn planted. Most of the corn has emerged and the remainder will be up in a few days. They have about 75 percent of their soybeans planted. Bowman is hoping to have good weather the next few days so they can finish planting soybeans. Weed control looks good on the crops that were sprayed early and the crops that haven’t been sprayed need to be done.
Carl Jardon of Randolph has received about two inches of rain in the past week and says that has made quite a turn-around for corn in his area. The crops are looking very good and green now. Soybeans planted a week to 10 days ago are up and you can see the rows. The fields are surprisingly clean from many weeds and they will continue to monitor them.
Roger Zylstra of Lynnville, president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), was walking in a soybean field this morning, checking his crops. All of his crops have emerged and are looking good. He has received some timely rains that have helped the crops keep growing. Weeds haven’t been too big of a problem so far. The crops in his area continue to look good.