New Hampton, Iowa – With late flooding occurring in northeast Iowa, harvest was delayed by about two weeks.
Despite the later harvest, Brian Hrdlicka, an agronomist at Five Star Co-op at the Lawler location, talks about the good corn soybean yield results.
Derek Shedenhelm, another agronomist at the Five Star Co-op Nashua location discussed the soybean crop this year.
According to the latest Iowa Department of Agriculture state crop report delivered on October 11th, 94 percent of the corn crop was mature or beyond, equal to last year’s pace, but 3 days ahead of the five year average. 19% of the corn crop for grain has been harvested, 3 days behind last year and one week behind average. Moisture content of field corn being harvested was at 20 percent and corn condition rated 81% good to excellent. 92% of soybeans were dropping leaves or beyond, 2 days ahead of average and despite scattered showers, over 1/5th of the state’s soybean crop was harvested in the past week, reaching 43% harvested, 3 days behind last year’s price. Soybean conditions were rated 81% good to excellent.