Plymouth County farmers have completed planting corn and soybean crops for this year. Area Agronomist Leah Ten Napel says there remains some field work.
This usually happens when a stand of soybeans isn’t emerging as the producer expects.
Some of this damage was due to a heavy rain received a couple of weeks ago.
Midwest Drought Monitor now says Iowa is facing a drought this year, with 57% of Iowa currently covered with abnormally dry conditions. Ten Napel says we’re between climate patterns
Ten Napel says the dry conditions have created some plant stress in places
Tillage has been kept at a minimum this spring .
The Midwest Drought Monitor indicates it will be another dry season before the next climate pattern, El Nino, establishes itself across the midwest.