The sunny forecast this week is expected to help dry out the saturated and flooded field conditions so farmers get back in the field to plant corn and soybeans. The USDA crop progress report issued on May 7 says that 53 percent of the planned Iowa corn acreage is now planted and 4 percent of the soybean crop is planted. For those farmers still waiting anxiously to plant, two Iowa State University (ISU) Extension agronomists are advising producers not to go switching hybrids and varieties of corn and soybeans just yet.
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McGuire, Jean M., "Farmers advised to weather the storm and stick to their original plans" (2007). Integrated Crop Management News. 1074.
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