Wet Spring Has Led To Some Unplanted Acres

Northwest Iowa — The abundant rainfall we received early this spring had many area farmers not getting their crops into the field until later than normal.

Iowa State University Extension Crop Specialist Joel De Jong says there were some northwest Iowa acres that didn’t get planted at all this year, but he says the number of acres was nothing like they experienced in South Dakota.

De Jong says there are some unplanted acres in our area, but he says it could be a lot worse.

He says many of the fields in this area have crops that look good, but, he says, there’s still a concern.

De Jong says even if the frost holds off until after the harvest is complete, there’s going to be a lot of drying required.

He held off on offering any harvest predictions, other than to say the crop will get harvested.



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