The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Up and down

Mixed yields could be the standard this harvest season


September 23, 2021


Harvest season is about to hit full speed in northwest Iowa.

ISU Extension & Outreach field agronomist Joel DeJong says farmers are in for a wild ride when they harvest their crops this fall.

With a growing season marked by hot temperatures and sparse precipitation, he expected yields for corn and soybeans will be all over the board. Some farmers will set personal bests while others will come in well under average.

"The range is very wide this year," DeJong said. "Precipitation varied widely around the [area], with some neighborhoods very short during the growing season and other areas receiving adequate moisture."

DeJong, whose nine-county terri...

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