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IOWA CORN SLOW TO APPEAR THIS SPRING

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SOME LOCAL CROP OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SLOW SEED DEVELOPMENT DUE TO THE RECENT COOLER CONDITIONS IN OUR AREA.

ALTHOUGH THE LATEST WEEKLY CROP CONDITION REPORT SHOWS FARMERS HAVE PLANTED 20 PERCENT OF THEIR CORN CROP, MUCH OF THAT CROP HAS YET TO EMERGE.

ISU CROP SPECIALIST JOEL DEJONG SAYS THERE ARE SOME FIELDS WHERE THIS YEAR’S CORN CROP HAS BEEN PLANTED FOR THREE WEEKS, AND STILL NOTHING IS HAPPENING.

PLANTING1 OC………….RISK IT IS. :18

DEJONG SAYS FARMERS ARE STILL WITHIN THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR IDEAL CROP DEVELOPMENT WITH MAXIMUM YIELDS, BUT HE SAYS WE DO NEED SOME WARMER WEATHER.

PLANTING2 OC…………AFFECTED THEM. :19

WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST FOR THE WEEKEND, SO THAT SHOULD HELP.