Most of Iowa’s 2007 corn and soybean crop is in the ground. The latest state crop and weather report indicates 98 percent of Iowa’s corn crop has been planted — only three days behind last year’s planting pace. Eighty-seven percent of the soybeans are planted.
The experts say last week’s rains did cause some flooding in replanted fields. Wind and moisture limited application of herbicides. The late freeze in April has delayed development of the alfalfa crop, too, but a few Iowa farmers are cutting alfalfa hay this week.