Weather and Crop Data

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No growing season is exactly like another. Information from each year provides insight as to how different environmental conditions impacted overall crop growth and yield. Photograph of corn seedlingWeather stations are located across Iowa that accumulate weather data such as growing degree days, soil temperature, and precipitation for your use.


Iowa Ag Climate Network

     Growing Season Charts

     Soil Temperatures for Agriculture


Prospective Plantings (NASS, USDA)


Crop Acreage Reports (NASS, USDA)


Crop Progress Reports (NASS, USDA)


Drought Information Center (NOAA)


Drought Monitor (USDA, NOAA, UNL)


U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook (NOAA)

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Iowa State University Agronomy Extension Corn Production
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