July 6 Crop and Weather Report

July 7, 2009

By Doug Cooper, Extension Communications

Highlights of the weekly Iowa State University Extension crop and weather report with Doug Cooper, extension communications specialist.

Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor says weather conditions should favor corn and soybean during the next 10 to 14 days. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) continues to move toward a return to La Niña.

Rich Pope, integrated pest management specialist, reports soybean aphids continue to be found in many of the state's soybean fields. Scouting of fields is an important management step.

Roger Elmore, extension corn agronomist, talks about uneven fields, weeds and lodging — all issues corn producers need to stay on top of as the crop enters the 'dog days of summer.'

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