Dry conditions persist in many parts of Iowa as documented in Part I of this series. Some corn growing areas of the U.S. normally are not so blessed with good soils and precipitation at planting. Corn farmers in those areas sometimes use early-maturing hybrids to help mitigate drought conditions.
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Elmore, Roger W., "Corn and Dry Soils at Planting, Looking ahead to 2012—Part II: Hybrid maturity changes?" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 248.
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