Friday, August 9, 2013

Eastern Iowa Corn Crop Growing Status

Earlier this year (May 2013) the Iowa corn crop struggled in many places due to wet and cold conditions. We experienced snow the first week of May (which is not typical) but by the end of the month we received non-stop buckets of rain. The top portion of photos are from May 26 and shows young corn emerging in wet conditions. The bottom row is from last week of that same location. I tried to match the tree line in both photos for comparison. Many farmers say everything looks good and have turned their attention to potential early frost concerns for September.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to know the farmers were able to adjust; I was worried about Wisconsin farmers this spring, too. We have only just recently (past couple of weeks) had good eating-corn in the grocery stores.