By Rich Pope, Corn and Soybean Inititative
The month of June opened with a cool week, with about 80 percent of the normal heat accumulated between May 31 and June 7. Although a bit warmer weather would accelerate crop development, Iowa crops are progressing nicely in most areas.
Statewide, we have received about 90 percent of the heat for corn and soybean growth as in an average year. We are now 44 base-50 degree days behind average.
Rich Pope is a program specialist with responsibilities with Integrated Pest Management. Pope can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (515)294-5899.
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