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Ground Work 2022: Preparing for Promising Mississippi Harvest

Philip GoodAug 31, 2022

I can tell that fall is just around the corner, bringing some rain and relief from extreme heat after a very hot, dry summer in…

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Ground Work 2022: Hot, Dry Mississippi Weather Stresses Catfish and Crops

Philip GoodJul 9, 2022

Our cool, stormy early spring has been followed by a stretch of dry weather in our area of the U.S. South. We have received limited…

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Ground Work 2021: Finishing This Season and Preparing for Next Year in Iowa

Tim BardoleDec 14, 2021

The weather has been a challenge in our area of the U.S. Midwest throughout 2021. Thankfully, it cooperated enough in November to allow us to…

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Ground Work 2021: Weather Slows Iowa Harvest

Tim BardoleNov 11, 2021

After managing drought conditions all season, we received more than 13 cm, or 5 inches, of rain the last week of October. Two different systems…

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Ground Work 2021: Iowa Soybeans Outyielding Expectations

Tim BardoleOct 6, 2021

This season was dry and challenging in our area of the U.S. Midwest. But now that we are harvesting, we are seeing that both our…

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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…