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Long legs lashank
Posted 9/16/2020 06:19 (#8498255 - in reply to #8498091)
Subject: RE: 550,000 iowa corn acres


Central Illinois
I hear ya on the seep water. About half of what we farm is river bottom. This spring was horrible for seep water here. River never got high enough to even come close to top of levees but just stayed about half way up them for a long time. We did have corn planted in April, but had to replant the half that is in the lower part of the field like you’re saying where the seep water ran for so long. It must’ve messed the microbial life in the soil up for the year because we have been chopping earlage on that ground and haven’t had it appraised yet but it will be pushing to yield 100 bpa. We have had more severe flooding before but for a shorter duration and replanted these same fields and yield was no different than the early corn, just wetter at harvest, this year I’d say yield was reduced by more than 50%. Have you seen that in your river bottoms this year?
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