Crop Comments Reflect Dryness Concerns in Iowa

July 23, 2013 04:00 AM

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7/24/13 -- Southeast Michigan: Excellent crop conditions in southeast Michigan. Most irrigation equipment has not turned a wheel. You can see crop damage from excessive water but for the most part we expect to raise record crops here.

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07/23/13 -- Southeast Michigan: About the best crop conditions we've had in years. Don't have to go too far in any direction to see damage from excessive rain.

07/23/13 -- Multiple states: I am just completing a trip from North Dakota through Minnesota, Wisconsin and central Illinois. Crops are excellent all the way!

07/23/13 -- Darke Co., Ohio and Randolph County, Indiana: Corn and beans still look good. We had the potential to have the best crop ever but here the end of June and July we have only had 0.6 of rain. We are using up our subsoil moisture fast. We need a good rain soon.

7/22/13 -- Audubon Co., Iowa: It appears that we've missed out on the rains here in northwest Audubon Co., (western) IA... again. Last decent rain was June 24. Crops are behind but generally look fair to good. Shallow rooted spots in every field are rolling daily with the heat, maybe 10% of the corn in total. Barring some major change in the weather (and soon) it looks like we'll raise a record crop of grasshoppers! They are abundant and growing fast.

7/22/13 -- Grundy Co., Iowa: Welcome rain in northern Grundy County came along with wind. Acres upon acres of corn flattened in our neck of the woods! This is sad.

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