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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…

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2020 Ground Work: Harvesting Below-Average Yields in Iowa

Lindsay GreinerOct 14, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean and corn harvest with below-average yields and raising pigs.

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2020 Ground Work: Iowa Harvest Getting Underway

Lindsay GreinerSep 10, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean and corn drought stress, starting harvest and raising pigs.