Posted on June 3, 2014 at 4:52 PM by Iowa Corn
With almost all of Iowa’s corn acreage planted, 89 percent of the crop has emerged, according to the USDA Crops and Weather Report this week. Soybean planting progress reached 94 percent complete and 63 percent of the soybean crop has emerged.
Carl Jardon of Randolph received about an inch of rain Sunday night. It came nice and slow. The corn and soybeans look really good. More rain and storms are expected tonight. He’s hoping for the best and doesn’t want any severe storms. The corn is looking very good and the warm temperatures are helping the soybeans thrive as well. Roger Zylstra of Lynnville, president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), had between one-quarter and one-half of an inch of rain on Sunday night into Monday. He is hoping to get his corn sprayed today ahead of expected storms and rain that is predicted for tonight. If they don’t get the corn sprayed soon, they are going to lose their window of opportunity. He says the warm weather is making all the crops look really good, especially the soybeans. Nick Leibold of New Hampton received between one to one and one and one-half inches of rain on Sunday night. That rain has helped the crops grow during this hot and humid weather. He says it had been very dry until that rain arrived. There has been a little replanting done in his area but not a lot. Almost everything is planted in the area. Most of the corn and soybeans have emerged. More rain is expected tonight and he says that will be welcomed. The recent inch of rain soaked in very quickly.
|Soil moisture levels as of June 2. Courtesy of ISU Mesonet.|