As people reflect on the reasons for the irregular development and poor grain production in Iowa this year, the next important questions relate to evaluation of crops in individual fields and planning when and how to harvest them to the greatest economic advantage. This evaluation involves reviewing normal crop growth and development, assessing the condition of the crops in individual fields relative to normal, and to think through several harvest scenarios such as: Will this field have a harvestable grain crop? Are there concerns about the crops? What use or management alternatives do I have?
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Barnhart, Stephen K. and Elmore, Roger W., "Alternatives for Drought-damaged Corn—Grain Crop or Forage" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 225.
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