Iowa weather during the last week of May behaved like, well, Iowa spring weather. For the week, temperatures statewide were close to or slightly below long-term averages, and soil temperatures were general for rapid growth and development of both corn and soybean. In addition, sporadic rains from “dust settlers” to “goose drowners” led to lots of variability in crop progress, with only a day or two suitable for field work; some areas of northwest and west central Iowa being the exceptions where more work time was available.
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Integrated Crop Management News, "Late May Weather: A Mixed Message" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 892.
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