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Published September 01, 2010, 11:41 AM

Dry, mild weather helps Iowa crops

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa corn and soybeans made rapid progress, thanks to a week of dry and mild weather.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa corn and soybeans made rapid progress, thanks to a week of dry and mild weather.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that corn is starting to turn color in many areas, and the grain harvest could start in a few weeks.

Corn development remains ahead of last year and the five-year average. Corn condition also improved slightly.

The report says pods have set on nearly all the soybean acres. But some soybean acres are being lost to “sudden-death syndrome.”

Last week saw 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork, the highest reported this year.

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