Claire LaCanne, Agriculture Extension Educator in Rice and Steele Counties provided the following report of recent storm damage in these counties:
“The National Weather Service (NWS) reports ten tornadoes struck parts of southeastern Minnesota on September 20 and that preliminary information indicates Rice County was hit by six tornadoes. The storm zone included Waseca, Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield, and Cannon Falls, plus surrounding towns.
Soybeans are leaning, but look okay in general. They are lodged but holding onto their pods. Sweet corn in affected areas was completely lodged and lying on the ground. Field
corn in the most severely impacted areas was mostly busted over, with ears hanging close to the ground.”
Read the full press release for much more information on harvesting: 2018 – Harvest Considerations for Storm-Damaged Corn and Soybean_LaCanne edit (1)