“It was a busy week in farm fields across the state as 20 percent of the corn crop and 17 percent of soybeans were harvested,” Northey said. “Farmers worked long hours to make as much progress as possible since wet weather is forecast for the week ahead that could again slow harvest.”
"Farmers remain busy in combines across the state as 70 percent of the soybeans and 35 percent of corn has been harvested statewide,” Northey said. “It is a busy time as farmers try to finish harvest and make progress on fall fieldwork.”
This extension only applies to state funded programs and is only available for those species that are likely to establish well, specifically winter rye, winter triticale and winter wheat
The original, the biggest, the best - Farm Crawl happens in coming this fall! This is seventh annual Farm Crawl. Last year’s Farm Crawl attracted over 1,000 visitors to our small circle of farms. Tour eight independent family farms in south-central Iowa as they jointly host open houses this October 6th. Enjoy a leisurely autumn day “crawling” from farm to farm
Harvest season is also a time when those traveling through rural Iowa need to be alert to potentially slow moving equipment and should be prepared to take a little more time if necessary.