Integrated Crop Management News
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-3-2012

Abstract

To no one’s surprise, Iowa corn conditions declined throughout the month of July. Dry hot weather hammered the crop to the point where some crops were written off as unproductive several weeks ago and others are seemingly hanging by a thread. Some producers are salvaging what remains as silage.

Nevertheless, some Iowa producers are quite satisfied with their crop’s potential. They are among the fortunate few perhaps with a bit better soils and more rain at critical periods. Undoubtedly, this group may also have an edge on management practices: excellent hybrid selection, less soil compaction, timely planting dates, better seed placement, uniform seedling emergence, optimum plant populations, top-notch weed control, wise insect and disease management, etc. This will be the year where the management differences among fields and producers - and their skills - will come to light.

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Iowa State University

Language

en

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