By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Getting there

After crummy planting season, local crops look to stretch


June 16, 2022


With hot temperatures forecasted for the rest of June, area agronomists are hoping at least some precipitation falls to keep soils moist.

With hot temperatures predicted in the extended forecast, regional agronomists say area fields could use a few timely drinks to aid the early growing season.

A delayed planting season caused a pinch in May. Most farmers were able to get their fields planted early that month following weeks of poor conditions, which put things slightly behind schedule.

"When soil temps increased to 50 degrees and rising planting season commenced in May, farmers worked very hard to plant the crop timely," said Gentry Sorensen, a field agronomist with ISU Extension & Outreach whose nine-county territory in...

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