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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

From green to gold

Harvest season inching closer in northwest Iowa

 

September 15, 2022

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

Soybean fields across the region changed color during the past week, with corn fields soon to follow.

The changing aesthetic on rolling hills throughout northwest Iowa can only mean one thing – harvest season is just around the corner.

Soybean fields have been changing rapidly from green to gold over the past week. Alic Mohni, an agronomist with Growmark FS in Hartley, said local farmers are expecting varied yields thanks to extremely spotty rain totals throughout the region during the growing season.

"We're going to get a little bit of everything," he said. "North of Hartley, things look pretty good. South closer to Royal, they're three or four inches behind on rainfall in some spots."

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