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New Iowa State weather stations to monitor soil moisture

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Iowa State University is upgrading weather stations at several research and demonstration farms. With drought conditions continuing across Iowa, ISU Extension agronomist Elwynn Taylor said the stations offer a risk management tool for crop producers.

“The updated stations provide information on the soil moisture resource and the actual crop water consumption,” Taylor said. “Farmers will be able to know the yield limits being placed on crop yield by water stress as the season progresses.”

This article appeared in March 2013 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter