Dry conditions persist in many parts of Iowa. As of Jan. 30, modeled volumetric root-zone soil water in the northwestern half of the state was one-third or less (see Mesonet map). Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach climatologist, indicates there is some probability that these dry conditions will persist.
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Elmore, Roger W., "Corn and Dry Soils at Planting, Looking Ahead to 2012—Part I: Yield prediction with dry conditions at planting" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 247.
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