Tim Bardole in the field

Tim Bardole says hot, dry weather in August pushed soybeans to progression faster than preferred. Read more about his crop in his blog post for U.S. Soy. (Photo: File/Iowa Soybean Association)

Update from the farm

September 16, 2021 | Bethany Baratta

“Although this has been a challenging season, we can see that our farming practices, like using no-till and cover crops, helped our soils hold more moisture,” says fifth-generation Iowa farmer Tim Bardole in his blog post for U.S. Soy. “The crops actually look good, given the high stress they’ve experienced. We hope the benefits of those practices will translate to yield.”

Read more from Iowa Soybean Association past president Tim Bardole as he provides a look at crop conditions from his farm near Rippey in his U.S. Soy blog post. More here.