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Crop conditions in southwest Iowa good, but pose unique scenarios

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The weather and growing conditions in Iowa have been as varied as the day is long. Today, we continue our look into crop conditions around the state.

Audio: Aaron Saeugling of Iowa State Extension 

On Friday we heard from the south-central region of Iowa, where they are experiencing dry conditions. Today we talk with Iowa State Extension Agronomist Aaron Saeugling in the southwest area of the state, where they are dealing with a different situation. Saeugling says they started out cool and wet like much of the state. However, in June, things began to turn around.

Saeugling says they haven’t been without problems. Green snap has been seen in some spots.

Saeugling says brown spotting and Japanese beetles are becoming an issue in soybeans. However, with commodity prices being where they are, incurring another expense is going to be a tough decision.

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