Area Farmers Hope for Dry Weather

DUBUQUE – Rain is ideal for growing healthy crops. With the harvest just around the corner, more rain isn’t what farmers are hoping to see. Wet weather this late in the year prevents farmers from harvesting their crops.

According to Jeff Schmitt, Dupont Pioneer Sales Representative, “The August and September wet weather has really made some of these fields head south as far as stalk quality goes.”

More rain could create additional stalk damage and other problems for the corn plants.

Fortunately, area farmers are hoping to get in the fields by the end of the week.

Despite the rainfall, Field Agronomist Troy Deutmeyer is excited to see the yield reports saying, “It’s looking like it’s going to be a very respectable crop.”

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