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Local Crop Conditions Vary, says Agronomist

Posted: Sunday, July 18th, 2010 at 6:23 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Eric Gotschall

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The condition of crops in the Marion County area runs a spectrum from very good to poor, depending on the location and elevation of the farm land. That’s according to Dave Borkowski, Agronomy Sales and Service Manager with Two Rivers Cooperative in Monroe.

He says some of the area’s corn and soybeans have progressed very well through this point in the season, while other patches will have little-to-no yield as a result of saturated ground from this summer’s heavy rains.

Borkowski adds that while the crops will need continued sun and heat to stay on target for the fall harvest, there is still a need for occasional light rains as well.