After a warm period in early September, crop maturity was slowed by rain, and in some areas snow. The state experienced a hard freeze on Oct. 10 and 11. Despite the overall cool growing season, the USDA October Iowa yield estimate was the highest on record. As often happens with high grain yields, quality issues are surfacing.
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Hurburgh, Charles R. and Peterson, Palle, "Soybean Quality Issues in 2009" (2009). Integrated Crop Management News. 531.
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