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Agronomist says crop conditions remain variable

INTERVIEW: Scott Dickey, Beck’s Agronomist An agronomist says crop conditions have been variable across the Corn Belt. Scott Dickey (pictured above) with Beck’s says some crops have recovered from widespread drought that occurred through late June. “You look at kernel counts on some of these fields... Read More.

Agronomist optimistic about yields despite drought

An agronomist remains optimistic about yields, despite the very dry growing season.  B Brandon Forseth with Dairyland Seeds tells Brownfield farmers and other agronomists are pleased with how modern genetics helps crops tolerate drought.  Forseth says corn and soybean height is going to be... Read More.

Agronomist provides northwest Iowa crop update

A precision agronomist says crop conditions have been favorable in northwest Iowa despite the abnormally dry conditions. Nathan Johnson is with Advanced Agrilytics. “We didn’t really start with anything in the tank this spring,” he said. “We have been catching a few smaller rains that... Read More.