Crop progress in eastern Northwest Iowa.

July 19, 2015 2:07 PM
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soybean aphid in hancock county

I am seeing some really good crop development progress in my area.   Most of the corn is tasseled out.  I am thinking that July 20 will be an average date of pollination date for my area.  It will actually be a little earlier than that in the southeast part of my area and a little behind that in the northwest part of my area.

I have not seen any soybeans in the R3 stage of development (3/16 pod at one of the top four nodes).  However, the soybean crop looks really great in a large part of my area.

I am also seeing soybean aphid a little more common in ‘normal’ fields.  Normal fields – in this case – are fields that a long distance from river bottom areas/wooded areas.    Soybean aphids are still at a very low level – even those fields. 

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Paul Kassel Field Agronomist in NW Iowa

Paul Kassel provides research based crop production information to area farmers and agribusiness. Educational programs are available for farmers, agribusiness, pesticide applicators, and certified crop advisors.

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