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Crop Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM by Iowa Corn

As of this past week, more than 90 percent of Iowa’s corn crop was in the dough stage or beyond and 53 percent of the corn crop had reached the dent stage. 76 percent of the corn acreage was reported in good-to-excellent condition. 96 percent of the soybean crop was setting pods or beyond. 73 percent of the soybean acreage was in good-to-excellent condition.

Roger Zylstra of Lynnville received a little over an inch of rain over the weekend. Crops continue to look good. He has some Sudden Death Syndrome in some soybeans, but there isn’t anything to do about it at this stage of development. Some soybean varieties look better than others. He had a wind storm at the end of June that caused the corn to gooseneck a little, so he’s hoping that he doesn’t have any strong winds before harvest.

Carl Jardon shown with his corn. 
Carl Jardon of Randolph received a little rain Sunday night and estimates close to seven inches in the past five days. The crops continue to look tremendous. He estimates that the corn will yield well over 200 bushels per acre. The soybeans in the area look very good as well. He expects soybeans to yield high too. He is wishing the prices are better.

Bob Bowman of DeWitt had a little rain over the weekend and says precipitation helped rescue some of their crops that were looking stressed, but they could still use more rain. Crops continue to look good. We’re probably still looking at a record crop, but he says the recent dry spell has taken about 10 percent off their potential. He still expects this year, to result in one of the best crops he has had. He expects corn in his area to yield nearly 250 bu. per acre.

Nick Leibold of New Hampton has had close to four inches of rain in recent days which will help the soybeans. He and some of his neighbors have sprayed for soybean aphids. He still hasn’t seen anyone starting to cut silage yet. He hasn’t seen any of the crops starting to turn colors.   

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