Iowa weather is like a broken record with crops showing signs of stress from hot, dry conditions. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.07 inches for the week, below the average of 1.2 inches. Iowa’s crop conditions have declined for the third straight week. South Dakota also is experiencing above-normal temperatures. The heat combined with strong winds and a lack of moisture is concerning producers there.
Meanwhile, crop conditions in southern Minnesota are holding steady due to an extremely wet spring. The month of May brought about 17 inches of rainfall to Latham® dealer Larry Litzau’s farm near Glencoe, Minnesota. The recent hot, dry weather is drying up ponds in these fields. Topsoil moisture is rated 85% adequate to surplus, according to a June 12 report by KNJU. This past week 82% of Minnesota’s corn crop was rated in good to excellent condition, while 74% of soybeans were rated good to excellent.
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Each week, our Regional Sales Managers provide crop reports from their territory, sharing crop progress, diseases or pests to watch for and corresponding management tips, and practices that will help you maximize yield potential in your particular growing conditions.