Northwest Iowa farmer says soil crusting impacted soybean emergence

Published Jun 14, 2024

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Jolene Riessen, a farmer from Northwest Iowa and president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, reports that wet conditions have negatively impacted soybean emergence, resulting in weaker stands despite planting extra seeds. In contrast, her corn crops are thriving and have reached the 5-leaf stage. Riessen has completed spraying her corn fields and is now focusing on spraying soybeans to manage weed growth.
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Northwest Iowa farmer Jolene Riessen says wet conditions impacted soybean emergence. “Corn came up really well. Beans, we fought some crust. And I like to shoot for 150,000 seeds out there, so doing stand counts my weakest field was 128,000. So I’m glad I put out the extra seed.” She tells Brownfield corn is really taking off. “It’s in the 5-leaf stage, so we just finished up doing some spraying and now we’ll switch over and start spraying some beans to get those weeds under control. Because wow, ...
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