IC-496(22) -- July 31, 2006

Insects and Mites

Spider mites, soybean aphids, and summer temperature

Mites may be of more concern than aphids this year.
Crop Production

Corn now planted earlier than ever before!

Includes graph of planting dates 1975-2006.
Degree Days

The heat (has been) on!

Degree day information for Iowa.
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