The current heatwave might have erased your memory of frost in north Iowa as recently as the start of Memorial Day Weekend, but not if you’re a farmer.
Frost late last month forced a number of area farmers to replant some soybeans and corn. While inconvenient, Iowa State University Extension Director for Floyd County Leslie Mehmen says farmers know how game plans can change thanks to Mother Nature.
Mehmen says fortunately for farmers, the dry weather earlier this spring allowed them to get ahead of schedule with their majority of their planting, so they’ve had time to rebound with any necessary replanting.
She says the current stretch of warmer temperatures should really help the corn crop thrive and be knee-high or higher by the Fourth of July. She adds corn farmers could see a bounce back year with prices expected to be high levels.