June 1 Iowa Crop and Weather Report

June 2, 2009

By Doug Cooper, Extension Communications Specialist

The June 1 Iowa crop and weather report includes interviews with Iowa State University Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor, integrated pest management specialist Rich Pope, and soybean agronomist Palle Pedersen.

Pedersen reports soybean planting is near complete. He says the time is right to go to the fields and count stands to determine if replanting may be necessary.

Taylor talks of El Niño's return by early August, which could benefit soybeans more than corn.

Weeds are the topic for integrated pest management specialist Pope. The weeds that are starting to be a problem in some fields should be managed early in the season, as weed control can be tougher later in the growing season.

Hear the complete crop and weather report with Doug Cooper

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