Summer is that time of year where we find ourselves in the car a lot. And if you are traveling down a black top road or the Interstate highway in Iowa, there is a good chance you are going to see a lot of two things - corn and soybeans. So what are corn and soybeans besides Iowa's two main field crops?
|A field corn cob near harvest in August|
|Here is a picture of some corn starting to emerge last week|
|A soybean pod near maturity|
|Some newly emerged soybeans from today|
|Combining soybeans in September|
So the next time you're taking a road-trip through Iowa, or just a Sunday stroll, I hope you now know a little bit more about what's growing in the fields along the road. I hope you can identify corn and soybeans, and that you might know some fun facts to impress the others in the car! What questions do you have about the corn and soybean growing cycles in Iowa? Remember to Comment for a Cause!