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Spring Rains Sufficient for Now

Posted: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 6:21 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

The rain we’ve received this spring that’s helping crops get started won’t mean much if we have another dry summer. Washington County farmer Jim Cuddeback says rains in June, July and August are the most important to yields. He says his fields have adequate topsoil moisture at the moment, but the subsoil continues to struggle. According to Cuddeback that topsoil moisture is beneficial to the corn and soybeans as they begin growing, but moisture at the subsoil level is needed to have a good harvest.