Spring Update 5/15/20

Corn and soybean planting is nearly complete in SW Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. Dry conditions this spring allowed for a very rapid planting pace and excellent planting conditions. Most corn is emerged and looking pretty good. Soybeans have germinated and some are starting to emerge. Recent frost damaged some corn but with the growing point still underground most corn plants will recover quickly. Areas from Council Bluffs south have had good rainfall and soil moisture is excellent. Areas from Council Bluffs and north have missed a majority of the recent rains and are getting pretty dry. Overall the area is off to a good start but we could use some warmer temperatures to kick start rapid growth in both corn and soybeans.