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Late Summer Crop Conditions

In general corn and soybean crops in SW Iowa and Eastern Nebraska look very good.  Corn is maturing rapidly and is in the dent stage of production.  There is some late season leaf disease in the corn crop such as grey leaf spot and northern corn leaf blight but I don’t expect significant yield loss due… Read more »

Summer Crop Conditions

Crop conditions is SW Iowa and Eastern NE range from good to excellent.  Although there were some areas with planting delays due to excessive moisture this spring the crops have rebounded nicely and are maturing rapidly.  Nearly all of the corn in the area is now tasseled, silked, and pollinated.  Soybeans are blooming and starting… Read more »

Mid-Summer Crop Conditions

In general corn and soybeans in SW Iowa and Eastern NE look pretty good.  Most corn in the area is now tasseling and silking and developing rapidly.  Although most soybeans were planted later than normal they have grown rapidly over the past couple of week and are now blooming and close to canopy.  Timely rains… Read more »

Planting Progress and Crop Condition

Nearly all of the corn and soybeans on our managed properties is now planted.  We will have some prevented planting on a small amount of corn and soybean acres.  Persistent rainfall and excessive moisture will delay or prevent any additional soybeans from being planted as fields will remain too wet to plant for at least… Read more »

Spring Planting Update

Very little, if any, planting progress has been made over the past two weeks.  All of the corn on our managed acres is planted and looks good.  The corn is between 3-5 inches tall and is waiting for some sunny weather and heat units.  Only 10-15% of our managed soybean acres have been planted and… Read more »

Spring Planting Progress

This spring is off to a slow start with persistent rain and cooler temperatures.  Nearly 100% of the corn on our managed acres is planted and most has emerged.  Excess moisture has caused some minor flooding and ponding on bottomland acres and small pockets of corn may need to be re-planted on some farms.  Scattered… Read more »