By Doug Cooper, Extension Communications and External Relations
Iowa State University Extension hay and pasture specialist Steve Barnhart, integrated pest management specialist Rich Pope, and corn agronomist Roger Elmore are the Aug. 31 weekly crop and weather report guests.
Barnhart says the cool wet weather has been excellent for the state's pastures, but not as good for hay crops.
Integrated pest management specialist Rich Pope tells of late season crop diseases being reported and recommends continued scouting of fields.
Elmore says the state's corn crop is running from 8 to 15 days behind normal due to the cool weather. A long growing season would be the ideal solution to this problem.