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Ground Work 2021: Iowa Weather Compressing Growing Season, Yield

Tim BardoleSep 10, 2021

Our crops look like they put up a good fight this year, but they have reached the point of shutting down biological processes for the…

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Ground Work 2021: Heat and Drought Stressing Iowa Soybeans

Tim BardoleAug 9, 2021

It is still very dry in our area of Iowa in the U.S. Midwest. The crops still look ok right now, but they are on…

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Ground Work 2021: Moisture Dictating Iowa Soybean Growth

Tim BardoleJul 14, 2021

The weather has been extremely dry in our area of Iowa, and that has slowed crop growth. Both our soybeans and corn are now growing…

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Ground Work 2021: Iowa Soybeans Emerging

Tim BardoleJun 2, 2021

We finished planting the 2021 crop on May 14. The last field we planted was soybeans we are growing for seed. The local seed company…

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Ground Work 2021: Planters Rolling in Iowa

Tim BardoleMay 3, 2021

We are focused on planting both soybeans and corn right now. When we started planting, conditions were less than ideal. Soil temperatures were cooler than…

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Ground Work 2021: Iowa Planting Preparation Dictated by 2020 Derecho

Tim BardoleApr 1, 2021

On August 10, 2020, our farm was hit by a derecho, a fast-moving storm with straight-line winds that reached speeds over 160 kilometers per hour, or 100 miles per hour. It was described…