Farmers this spring season witnessed some stress--inducing weather, where open dates for planting were at a premium. Somehow, Iowans got the crops planted, and, in general, both corn and soybean are off to a fairly good start, all things considered. As of mid-June, growing-season crop degree days are running about 15 percent above the long-term average accumulations statewide. This added heat may have helped crops compensate some for the less than perfect planting conditions.
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Pope, Richard O., "A frenzied planting season, but crops are looking fairly good" (2007). Integrated Crop Management News. 1065.
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