Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:28 PM by Iowa Corn
Warm temperatures and needed precipitation last week helped both corn and soybean crops. Both crops remains in very good condition overall, with 75 percent of corn and 73 percent of beans in good to excellent condition, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture. More rain has fallen this week and is predicted for the next few days too.
Carl Jardon of Randolph received more than two inches of rain this past Saturday. He received nearly another two inches last night and early this morning. So, he’s had about four inches of rain in the past few days. More rain is expected but he’s hoping not too much. The rain is helping the soybeans. He says there will be tremendous soybean yields in his area. The corn is starting to turn color a little but he hasn’t see any colors changing on the soybeans yet.
Roger Zylstra of Lynnville received a few showers recently. The most recent rain resulted in a little more than one inch. He has started to see some disease pressure on some soybean acres but other than that the crops continue to look very good.
Nick Leibold of New Hampton has had about an inch of rain in recent days which will help the soybeans. He says many of his neighbors sprayed for soybean aphids last week. The aphid problems really exploded recently. He hasn’t seen anyone starting any silage yet. Any additional rain that would come this week would be welcomed to help push soybeans and corn a little further in these final stages.
Bob Bowman of DeWitt, says any rain that comes is welcomed on his farm. Last week the corn was starting to fire a little. The Pro Farmer crop tour came through his area early last week and said it was dry. That was before these recent rains.