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Soil Moisture Adequate Across Iowa

Posted: Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Most of the state’s topsoil and subsoil moisture is adequate at this time. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, subsoil moisture in Iowa is 77% adequate and 17% surplus. Approximately 26% of the corn acreage is silking, 25 points ahead of last year with 76% of the corn crop in good to excellent condition. Also, last week farmers had 4.8 suitable days in Southeast Iowa to work in the fields.