Rain helps irrigated corn, dry land corn suffering

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GARDEN CITY, Kansas (AP) – The rain that fell in parts of Kansas this summer helped irrigated corn but left dry land corn thirsty for more.

John Holman, an agronomist with Kansas State University Southwest Research Extension Center, says the irrigated corn harvest is expected to be better than it has been in the past two years. He says 50 to 60 percent of the irrigated corn is in good condition, with about 30 percent in good to excellent condition.

Holman told The Garden City Telegram that the dry land crop didn’t profit as much from the rain.

He says the dry land corn’s condition improves the farther east in Kansas but 75 percent of that crop is poor to very poor.

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