Dry conditions persist in many parts of Iowa as documented in Part I of this series. In areas of the Corn Belt with poorer soils and/or reduced rainfall, farmers typically reduce plant populations to compensate for the conditions. Is that something we should consider in Iowa if conditions remain dry at planting?
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Elmore, Roger W., "Corn and Dry Soils at Planting, Looking ahead to 2012—Part III: Plant population changes?" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 249.
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