Crop update for northwest Iowa

September 13, 2016 2:27 PM
Blog Post

Much of the corn that was planted in mid-April is mature or nearly mature. Some hybrids really progressed a lot this past week (Sept. 5-Sept. 12). Corn planted in early May and mid-May is about 1/2 to 3/4 milk line. I think I am seeing some of the bacterial leaf streak in some fields. 

Soybean are late R6-R8. A few early planted fields in Kossuth County have dropped their leaves, but a lot of soybean fields are still green. 

Corn silage harvest is complete in this area. The concern on Palmer amaranth in CRP acres has quieted down. I continue to get soil disturbance questions on the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

Related articles:
Crop update for southern and east central Iowa
Iowa crop update Aug. 9 to Aug. 21



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