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Expert: Heat, Lack Of Rain Causing Possible Issues In Area Fields

Northwest Iowa — While corn needs some hot temperatures to mature, especially late in the season, this much heat this early is not so good.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Crop Field Specialist Joel De Jong says he’s seen some crops showing some signs of stress.

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De Jong says while there was some precip early Friday, it didn’t amount to much in the locations that he checked on in northwest Iowa.

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He says he hopes the wind dies down a little so more soybeans can get sprayed.

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De Jong tells us about one of his concerns for northwest Iowa cornfields.

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As of Friday afternoon, the Sheldon forecast for the next week predicted no rain at all, with highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s, and the 6-to-10-day forecast called for below-normal precipitation.