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Crop Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 5:42 PM by Iowa Corn

Summer temperatures and high humidity are making the crops grow this week.

About 59 percent of the corn acreage is silking and 77 percent of the corn crop was reported in good to excellent condition. Blooming was evident in 67 percent of the soybean acreage, more than double the percent last year. 19 percent of the soybean crop was setting pods, well ahead of last year. 74 percent of the soybean crop was rated in good to excellent condition.

Carl Jardon of Randolph traveled to Washington D.C. for a week to attend NCGA’s Corn Congress. When he returned to his farm, he says it was amazing to see how much the crops had grown and developed. Nearly all of the corn has tasseled and the soybeans have grown a ton too. He says there are many airplanes in his area spraying corn. Some neighbors’ corn have northern leaf blight coming early. Jardon has not found any in his corn. The corn he planted is resistant to northern leaf blight, so he does not plan to spray. All of his crops continue to look good.

Roger Zylstra of Lynnville, president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, says his crops are still looking good and growing great. The corn is pollinating very well. The soybeans are thriving in the dry, hot conditions.


Bob Bowman of DeWitt, president of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), is starting to spray fungicides on his crops. The crops still look very good, even in the areas that had been flooded out. He says they could use an inch or half of an inch of rain.   

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