All Things Considered, It Could Be Worse!

August 5, 2008

by Rich Pope, Department of Plant Pathology

Corn and soybean condition has remained remarkably good in general as we enter August. Favorable weather in the early summer certainly has not made up for the early season planting problems that plagued parts of Iowa, but it has allowed crops to recover. The last week of July was warm and allowed vegetative staged crops to make up some lost degree day ground. 

Our outlook for August is that if we can maintain occasional rains and stay warm but away from triple digit heat, especially with night temperatures in the 60s, a good crop should be possible.

 

Rich Pope is an extension program specialist with responsibilities in the Corn and Soybean Initiative.

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