Pro Farmer Editor Chip Flory took to the sky earlier this week to get a late-season look at the crops. He flew from Waterloo, Iowa, to Charles City and diagonally southwest to Marshalltown, east to Vinton and to Independence before returning to Waterloo. "North to Charles City is a weird mix of harvest activity, variability maturity within fields and whole corn and soybean fields that still need 10 frost-free days to make maturity. Harvest activity ramped-up significantly as we flew south toward Marshalltown and was consistent eastward to Independence," noted Chip.
Flory's "Eye in the Sky" segment was featured this morning on AgDay Television:
In additional are five clips selected to reflect the varied conditions:
The clip below was taken on the Bremer-Butler county line and shows a mix of harvest-ready and still green soybeans:
Next is a clip taken in Floyd County that shows wind damage to corn:
The next clip shows very poor seed corn fields taken in Tama County:
In Benton County Flory saw a mix of crop conditions, including harvest of seed corn and soybeans:
Finally is a clip from Buchanan County that reflects the problems from a wet spring: