Dry weather a concern in parts of northwest Iowa.

July 24, 2015 3:17 PM
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Parts of northwest Iowa are listed as ‘abnormally dry’ on the most recent edition of the Drought Monitor. I would agree with that – we are seeing some effects of dry weather this week.


Corn and soybean crops are wilting in the afternoon on some of the light soil areas.  We have a pretty good chance for rain this weekend.  However, this area has missed a lot of rain events this summer. 


The northwest part of my area shows some dry conditions.  Rainfall for Estherville and Milford is about five inches since June 1 – which is about two inches below normal. 


There will likely be some yield effects on some of the lighter soil areas if we do not receive some decent rainfall in the next week. 


 


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Paul Kassel Field Agronomist in NW Iowa

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