Farmers Contemplate To Replant After Hail
(Le Mars) -- After last weekend's heavy rains, strong winds, and in some cases hail, many farmers are wondering whether they should re-plant or hope the damaged crops can survive, knowing either option will mean a reduction of yield potential. Iowa State University extension crops specialist Joel DeJong says a meeting is being organized today near Sioux Center to assist farmers with such decisions.
DeJong says re-planting corn during the middle of June will probably result in a major cut in yield potential.
The Iowa State University crops specialist says soybeans can handle some delayed planting, but farmers can probably expect reduced yields there too.
DeJong says each farmer must evaluate their own situation in order to make the right decision for themselves.
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