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Corn Ahead of Average

Posted: Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 6:21 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Corn across Iowa is ahead of the five-year average by five days and just over two weeks ahead of last year at this time. According to the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report, 93 percent of corn is at or beyond the silking stage and 36 percent is in or past the dough stage, which is twice the normal amount. Across the state 25 percent of corn is in excellent condition, 52 percent is considered good and 17 percent is fair. Also, soil moisture is improving with 70 percent of topsoil moisture adequate and 78 percent of subsoil moisture considered adequate at this time.