Area Crops Doing Well As A Whole

Date posted - June 24, 2016

Northwest Iowa — Despite the recent heat and severe weather and the wet conditions a while back, northwest Iowa crops are doing well. That from a local expert.

Joel De Jong (file photo)

Joel De Jong (file photo)

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Crop Field Specialist and agronomist Joel De Jong tells us conditions in northwest Iowa fields are good, with a few exceptions.

He says the heat had very little effect in northwest Iowa.

According to De Jong, hay and forage crops are doing pretty well. He says the tonnage was up on the first cutting of alfalfa hay, but he says the quality was down somewhat, due to smaller windows of time to get the cutting, drying, and baling done before the quality started to suffer. He says pastures are producing pretty well as well.

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