Northwest Iowa Farmers Battle Down Corn, Lodged Soybeans

August 23, 2017 02:45 PM

On the western leg of the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour scouts ran into some apparent weather woes in northwest Iowa corn and soybean fields. The field Farm Journal Pro Editorial Director Chip Flory is standing in shows lodged soybeans, with down corn just across the road.

“It’s gonna be a shame—looks like they’re good beans,” Flory says. The corn’s biological yield potential is 210 bu. per acre, but it’ll be challenging to discover that full potential at harvest.

“I don’t know if they’ll be able to get down and gather (full) yield,” he adds. It looks like it will be low and slow for some northwest Iowa farmers at harvest.

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