Some Flooded Fields May Need Replanting

Date posted - May 6, 2016

Archer FloodingNorthwest Iowa — More than half of the area’s corn crop has been planted, but some northwest Iowa farmers are waiting to see if they’ll be forced to do some replanting.

Paul Kassel is Iowa State University Extension Crops Specialist for northwest Iowa.

Several fields in some areas of northwest Iowa remain under water after heavy rains last week, but Kassel says there’s a chance recently planted corn will survive.

He says the bigger concern is with the corn planted two to three weeks ago.

This week’s USDA crop report listed 57 percent of the corn crop planted, eight days ahead of the five-year average. Seven-percent of Iowa’s soybean crop was in the ground, five days ahead of the five-year average.

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