Posted on June 17, 2014 at 9:30 PM by Iowa Corn
Strong storms rolled across the state yesterday causing isolated crop and property damage. The storms brought some needed moisture and even too much rain in some northern locations.
According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service, almost the entire corn crop emerged, 63 percent are rated good, and 20 percent rated excellent. Ninety-five percent of the soybean acreage has emerged. Soybean conditions are rated 61 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.
Roger Zylstra of Lynnville, president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, had three-quarters of an inch of rain last night which was needed. He did not have any building damage, however, he was in the fields this morning assessing wind damage to the crops. He’s checking to see if any corn was blown over or even broken off. He’ll be checking for damage to his soybeans as well but is still happy to have received the rain. He hadn’t had any precipitation in more than a week.
Carl Jardon of Randolph missed the storms yesterday. He received some rain Saturday night/Sunday morning. The crops continue to look really good without any weed or disease issues. The forecast calls for heat and humidity the rest of the week which will continue to help the crops grow. Jardon’s hoping they don’t experience any bad storms.
|Corn in north central Iowa today after heavy rains and wind occurred yesterday.|