Crops Doing Well, Some Could Use Rain

Northwest Iowa — Crops in the area are doing well, but some could use a nice shot of rain. Others had quite a bit on Tuesday.

Iowa State University Agronomist Joel De Jong tells us that almost all planting is finished.

He gives us an idea of the progress of the crops in northwest Iowa.

He says the weather hasn’t been ideal, but it’s been pretty good.

The latest report from the US Drought Monitor released on Thursday does show the southwest half of Lyon County and most of Sioux and Plymouth counties — except for a far eastern sliver — in what they call D0 — or “abnormally dry.” D0 is the first category on the Drought Monitor maps that is drier than normal. The next drier category is called “moderate drought,” but no part of Iowa is in that category yet.

The weather forecast calls for dry conditions for the next week, but normal precipitation in the six-to ten-day outlook.



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