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10-07-2016 07:42 AM
At this point a killing frost would be good for us. Be helpful to kill some late season weeds.
Before this last batch of rain moved in beans were running about 11% in the afternoon sun.
Stems are still pretty tough, some are still a bit green.
Running a little slower on the ground speed trying to pick the beans up off the ground.
10-07-2016 08:10 AM
Not much harvested in sw Iowa, more done in Nebraska as a % still most of it to go though.
Beans look to be the better crop this year, yield wise.
Lots of ear rot and mold in the corn in our area.
The corn crop is getting smaller.
The west fourty to fifty miles of Iowa is a quagmire. Water everywhere, rivers running muddy.
10-07-2016 08:41 AM
I welcome a frost, it`d give some later maturity beans a kick in the pants, truthfully 10 days ago would`ve been right. Perhaps a frost would change this wet cycle we`re in, but here were only supposed to get to 36º but i`ll take it.
10-07-2016 08:44 AM
39* here this morning. .12" of rain last night, not enough to stop corn harvest. Less than .25" from the last two rain events. Farmers are back and forth with corn and beans trying to find dry crops. Corn running on either side of 200, mostly above. Beans, if you had SDS you took a hit, if not, in the 60's. I have seen 90* days in Oct and also 12" snow storms! Favorite month of the year.
10-07-2016 10:38 AM