Wet Weather Continues

NickC-9314Above-average temperatures and frequent rains continued this week. At Latham headquarters in North Central Iowa, about 7 inches of rain has fallen during the past 9 days. Some parts of the state could use a break from the wet weather, however, the crop remains in very good condition. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, today on KILJ Radio, reports that 76% of corn and 73% of the state’s soybeans crop is in good to excellent condition.

Diseases like Sudden Death Syndrome continue to surface. Keep a watch on stalk rots, which can help prioritize fields for the upcoming harvest. Scouting reports will also be helpful as you select seed now for next year’s crop. Click here for regional crop updates in the territories we cover.