WIUM Local
4:11 pm
Mon August 29, 2005

Rain Could Help Lee County Soybean Crops

Lee County, IA – The recent rain may provide a boost to soybean crops in Lee County. After several months of high temperatures and little rainfall, the sky has opened up for farmers over the past few weeks. Lee County extension director Bob Dodds says the rain should have a positive impact on the county's soybean crop. Dodd's says the recent rain should also provide farmers with more hay to cut for their livestock. He says the rain may not be enough to turn around the corn crop, though, especially with rainfall levels about 8 inches below normal. Dodds says it is important for more rain to come so the ground can replenish itself.

Average Lee County Yield
Corn: 150
Beans: 40
Potential Lee County Yield
Corn: 75
Beans:30
((Source:Lee County Extension Director Bob Dodds.))
HE SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT FOR MORE RAIN TO COME SO THE GROUND CAN REPLENISH ITSELF FOR NEXT YEAR.