In this week's crop minute, two ISU Extension specialists discuss issues related to the overly wet growing season - soil nitrogen needs and crop diseases popping up with the rain.
John Sawyer, ISU Extension soil fertility specialist, addresses concerns related to the impact of wet soils conditions on nitrogen management and nitrogen remaining in the soil for crop. He talks about estimating nitrogen loss and applying additional nitrogen.
Alison Robertson, ISU Extension field crops pathologist, says that all the rain we are having favors the development of bacterial diseases and dispersion of pathogens. She talks about diseases that are popping up this time of year.
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