Iowa’s harvest season is nearly completed for the year.
According to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Crop and Progress report, only three-percent of Iowa’s corn grain crop is left to be harvested, which is about four weeks ahead of last year and over two weeks ahead of the five-year average. There is only one-percent of soybeans left to be harvested, which is over two weeks ahead of last year and eight days ahead of the five-year average.
There was an average of 4.6 suitable days of field work last week. Activities include harvesting corn and soybeans, baling corn stalks, applying manure and fertilizer, and tillage.