I’ve gathered some recent stories from around the area that address soil quality. With planting and wet soils meeting in the field, there’s a lot of talk about what to do for best management practices.
Wallaces Farmer has an article on their website that offers tips to reduce soil compaction: Soil Crusting, Compaction Plague Many Iowa Fields
RadioIowa interviewed central Iowa farmer Grant Kimberley on planting soybeans into wet soil: Switching from corn to bean planting solves one problem, but others remain
AgriNews shares a story about how cover crops can also help with compaction as well as build organic matter and reduce erosion: Cover Crops Can Improve Soil Health
No-till Farmer has a story on the effects of flooding on corn: Effects of Flooding or Ponding on Young Corn
Strip-Till Strategies posted a story about a Minnesota farmer who is looking at the health of his soil down deep: Digging for Data in Strip-till Uncovers Long-term Soil Health
And for the non-farmers (or end-users), the sweet corn crop is delayed as well, as the Quad City Times reports: Sweet Corn Will be Later This Year