Late summer heat has brought stressful conditions to some fields in Iowa but in the Northwest part of the state, corn and soybeans are doing better than in the rest of the state. Iowa State University Extension Agronomist Joel De Jong says moisture picked up late last month has helped.
De Jong says further east crop conditions drop off dramatically. He says further South in the Denison and Carroll areas where corn silage harvest has begun, some of that is being combined. De Jong says one more good rain would help carry Northwest Iowa crops through.
De Jong says as far as disease goes, there’s no major problems although there have been signs of some sudden death syndrome and white mold as well as soybean cyst nematode showing up. He says there have also been some spots of gosses wilt along the Iowa Minnesota border.