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Report: corn planting finally under way in Iowa

May 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Corn planting has finally gotten under way in Iowa, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture figures.

As of May 12, an estimated 15 percent of Iowa's 2013 corn crop was planted, compared to 86 percent planted at this time last year and to the five-year average of 79 percent.

Brian Wolf with Sunny Side Stock Farm north of Bankston said his tractors have been pulling double-duty in an effort to catch up on planting this year.

"You run a little longer days when you have the opportunity," Wolf told the Telegraph Herald of Dubuque. "We don't mind. The soil conditions are perfect. There's sun. When you put the seed in the ground, you know it's going to come right up. Corn does better now when it comes right out."

Despite the late start, Wolf predicted a bumper crop this year. So did Roger Elmore, an Iowa State University corn specialist.

"This promises to be the best planting week we've had to date in 2013," Elmore wrote in his most recent post on the university's CropWatch blog. "We will probably look back at corn planted in the next week or two as the best yielding dates for 2013."

Late planting, he said, "does not always mean lower yields."

Brandon Simon, who farms south of Farley, is compensating for the late spring by replacing his hybrid seed corn that matures in 114 days with one that matures in a little more than 90 days.

"You get it in, get rain and with the right weather, you'll have a good stand," Brandon said. "We're sitting fine right now. We started off with trouble in the Midwest, but we'll still get a crop."

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