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Educational efforts expand as severe weather causes crop damage

corn damage

In 2009, pockets of the state had crops pounded by hail, flooded by heavy rains, extremely wet at harvest or left standing through winter. While some producers harvested record yields, others dealt with decreased yields and adverse quality issues that extended into 2010.

As each weather event threatened to bend and break the spirit of Iowa producers and agribusinesses, ISU Extension was there – making university research available to producers forced to make tough crop management decisions and educating agri-businesses before they made grain purchasing decisions. Read the complete impact statement.

This article appeared in November 2010 -- From Jerry Miller Newsletter