Corn, soybeans progressing ahead of average
July 16, 2020
Northwest Iowa's cornfields received some added color during the past week.
Golden tassels and tufts of silk started appearing in fields across the region. According to the latest crop progress and condition report by the Iowa Department of Agriculture, corn silking or beyond reached 35 percent in Iowa, eight days ahead of the previous year and two days ahead of the five-year average. There were also scattered reports of corn reaching the dough stage. Corn condition rated 83 percent good-to-excellent.
Soybean blooming reached 58 percent, two weeks ahead of last year and six days ahead of a...