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Aerial Trip Across Iowa Reveals Stress

September 19, 2013

 

 

Pro Farmer Editor Chip Flory took to the sky this week to get a bird's-eye view of several key crop districts in Iowa. He flew from Waterloo, Iowa, diagonally toward Mason City, turned north to Albert Lea, Minnesota, then east to Rochester before heading back to Waterloo. Flory said the most evident thing was the stress on the crops.

Watch this clip from AgDay on Flory's trip:

 

On AgWeb: Aerial View of Iowa Shows Crop Stress

Following is additional footage of Flory's trip:

Below is video taken shortly after take-off in Black Hawk County, Iowa, where stress is evident on lighter soils along the Cedar River.

Below is video taken from Butler County, Iowa, which shows extreme variation of the crop and premature death.

Below is video taken from Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, which shows beans holding up and corn giving up.

Finally is a video taken in Dodge County, Minnesota, which shows a calico-colored bean crop.

 

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