Start Date

1-12-2016 12:00 AM

Description

The 2016 growing season was generally wet with two distinct temperature patterns; hot early during pollination and cooler later. Most of Iowa had 125% up to 200% of normal rainfall to Labor Day, and yet more after Labor Day. The outlook going forward into winter is continued above average temperature. These conditions produced high yield potential at the start of September, but deteriorating quality after Labor Day. Crop quality is normally established by conditions at the very end of the growing season. The massive rains in the Northern third of Iowa complicated the need to move quickly on deteriorating grain.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Quality issues in the 2016 crop

The 2016 growing season was generally wet with two distinct temperature patterns; hot early during pollination and cooler later. Most of Iowa had 125% up to 200% of normal rainfall to Labor Day, and yet more after Labor Day. The outlook going forward into winter is continued above average temperature. These conditions produced high yield potential at the start of September, but deteriorating quality after Labor Day. Crop quality is normally established by conditions at the very end of the growing season. The massive rains in the Northern third of Iowa complicated the need to move quickly on deteriorating grain.