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Crop Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 1:41 PM by Iowa Corn

Theweather continues to be very good for crop development across Iowa. 77 percent of corn and 74 percent of soybeans are in good-to-excellent condition. Much of the state could use some rain. 93 percent of the corn acreage is at or beyond the silking stage. 91 percent of the soybean acreage is blooming or beyond. 65 percent of the soybean crop is setting pods.

Carl Jardon of Randolph received some nice rain last Friday, over the weekend and this morning. The crops are looking good. Soybeans have started to pod. The ears on his corn are getting big and looking good. He thinks the late season rains are very beneficial to the crops. The planes and helicopters are done with the fungicide applications.

Roger Zylstra of Lynnville, president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, says his crops continue to look good. He has not received any rain this past week. He is hoping for rain yet this week. There are still some fungicide applications taking place in his area but they are starting to wind down.

Nick Leibold of New Hampton received one-half inch of rain on most of his acres on Monday afternoon, but says more rain is needed. He says it’s dry and there are cracks in the ground and the crops are starting to show signs of stress. He hasn’t seen any problems from insects or disease issues and is hoping they don’t show up.  

Aerial fungicide applications are wrapping up around the state.
Bob Bowman of DeWitt, president of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), has not received any rain recently and says the corn is starting to fire. He is hoping the rain that is forecast for this week arrives. Pollination is pretty well done except for a few of the replanted acres. He hasn’t found a lot of disease or insect issues. There are only a few acres that they will apply some fungicides. 

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