Rain is forecast again for most of Iowa later this week. Little if any spring work has occurred because of cold weather and already saturated soils. More rain right now is not welcome for most of us corn growers! We nervously look at the calendar and wonder how we can plant all our corn this year. We need to remember that although we are likely planting one million acres less in Iowa than we did in 2007, it is still more acreage than we’ve planted since 1992. And nationwide, we have to go back to 1949 to find more corn in the U.S., except again for 2007.
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Elmore, Roger W. and Abendroth, Lori, "Too Early to Worry about Planting Corn!" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 942.
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