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North Iowa Harvest Yields Show Good Results Despite Weather Challenges

North Iowa farmers working to harvest corn and soybeans have benefitted from another string of dry weather in recent days, which is expected to continue through Tuesday.

Iowa State University Extension Agronomist Terry Basol says, despite a 2021 growing season saddled with extended periods of dry, hot conditions for much of the region, yields in some fields have been better than anticipated.

Rain is in the forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Basol also reminds farmers of the free Cover Crop Field Day and meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November11th at the Borlaug Learning Center and ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, just west of Nashua.

You can find details on the event below.

Join Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center for a free cover crop field day and meal, at the Borlaug Learning Center/NERF next Thursday, November 11th from 11:30-1:30. RSVP to ilf@iastate.edu.

Cover Crop Field Day to Be Held Near Nashua Nov. 11 at the ISU NE Research and Demonstration Farm. 1 mile west on Nashua on Hwy B60 and 1 mile south on Windfall Ave. and back east 0.2 mile, at 3327 290th Street.

Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center will host a cover crop field day focused on the potential for using perennial ground cover like Kentucky bluegrass, as well as cereal rye and early interseeded cover crop mixtures in corn rotation systems to reduce runoff, enhance soil organic matter and reduce nitrogen leaching.

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Mark Pitz

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