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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Is 2013 1947 all over again?

Is 2013 1947 all over again?

Iowa State University Extension Climatologist Elwynn Taylor says wet conditions at the beginning of a growing season make for the lowest yields. 

After the start we’ve had – it isn’t looking good for this year’s crop.  “You get poor rooting on the crop when it starts off wet,” he says.  “Roots won’t grow into water.  Then the roots can’t follow the water down and you’re getting by with two-foot roots in hot dry weather.  Then the plants die.”

Taylor says that’s what happened in 1947, in 1977 in Iowa and in 1983.  And he says – it’s shaping up for 2013.

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pritchh
Senior Contributor

Re: Is 2013 1947 all over again?

where   how much.

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ray h.
Senior Contributor

Re: Is 2013 1947 all over again?

     What ever it is,it is a very wierd year,(weather.)

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c-x-1
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Re: Is 2013 1947 all over again?

south of 125 if she's right.