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Winter ISU Extension and Outreach meetings provided premium-grade fodder for reflection and thought. The January 2013 U.S. drought monitor maps showed drought still persisted across Iowa to a greater extent than in 2012. Thankfully, March and now April rains and snow helped reduce drought severity in many parts of Iowa. This week’s U.S. Drought Monitor reflects significant improvement. Topsoil moisture conditions have subsequently improved, but subsoils in many areas remain short or very short in moisture (NASS). As we ramp up for the 2013 growing season, let’s address some frequently asked questions and concerns discussed over the long 2012-2013 winter.

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