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Iowa: Crops Emerging, but Wet Conditions Hold Up Finishing #Plant17

Iowa: Crops Emerging, but Wet Conditions Hold Up Finishing #Plant17

👤By Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University 🕔May 23, 2017

Currently 92% of Iowa’s corn crop has been planted and 62% of the soybean crop according to Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report. However, the wet weather across the state has put #Plant17 and other field activities on hold as farmers only had 2.3 suitable

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Iowa: Time to Scout CRP for Palmer Pigweed?

Iowa: Time to Scout CRP for Palmer Pigweed?

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔May 15, 2017

Iowa State University Extension weed specialist Bob Hartzler decided to take advantage of the great weather and see if Palmer amaranth could be identified in CRP fields where it was introduced last year.

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Iowa Corn: Few Black Cutworm Moths, but Keep Scouting

Iowa Corn: Few Black Cutworm Moths, but Keep Scouting

👤By Adam Sisson and Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University 🕔May 11, 2017

This is the time of year when calls about black cutworm (BCW) scouting dates start to roll in, especially when Corn Belt states to the east have reported high moth numbers in traps. Despite what is being observed in states to

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Iowa Field Reports: Planting Pushes Ahead Following Cool, Wet Weather

Iowa Field Reports: Planting Pushes Ahead Following Cool, Wet Weather

👤By Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University 🕔May 10, 2017

#Plant17 is progressing across Iowa. Following a period of cooler and wetter weather, most farmers have been able to get back in the fields over the weekend and either resume or start planting. According to Monday’s USDA Crop Progress report,

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Iowa Corn: Grubs Are Active in Field Crop Soils

Iowa Corn: Grubs Are Active in Field Crop Soils

👤By Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University 🕔May 10, 2017

This week, a couple Iowa crop consultants reported grubs are easy to find this spring. I assume they are digging in crop soils to evaluate seed germination. Last year, there was some grub feeding injury in seedling corn and so

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Iowa Corn: Check Stand Establishment of April Planted Fields

Iowa Corn: Check Stand Establishment of April Planted Fields

👤By Mark Licht and Sotirios Archontoulis, Iowa State University 🕔May 3, 2017

The cold, rainy weather this past weekend has presented challenging conditions for corn fields that have already been planted. Now that the weather is improving it’s good to start thinking about what the consequences might be and what to look

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Iowa: Palmer Amaranth in Conservation Planting – Updated Regulations

Iowa: Palmer Amaranth in Conservation Planting – Updated Regulations

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔May 2, 2017

The widespread introduction of Palmer amaranth across Iowa in 2016 provides abundant sources for seed to spread into new, uninfested areas. No field in Iowa is safe.

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Iowa Weeds: Palmer Pigweed Control – Milestone vs. 2,4-D in CRP

Iowa Weeds: Palmer Pigweed Control – Milestone vs. 2,4-D in CRP

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔May 2, 2017

Milestone is a ‘newer’ Group 4 herbicide from Dow AgroSciences which has the advantage over other Group 4 products in that it is safe on many native forbs. However, there is limited information on its effectiveness on Palmer amaranth or

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Iowa Weeds: How Do Cold Temps Affect Burndown?

Iowa Weeds: How Do Cold Temps Affect Burndown?

👤By Clarke McGrath, Iowa State University 🕔May 1, 2017

After a decent start to the planting season, cold and wet weather has put the brakes on field work for a while. This has generated questions about the effectiveness of some burndown products if temperatures remain cool.

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Iowa: Managing Weeds, Insects, and Diseases – Video

Iowa: Managing Weeds, Insects, and Diseases – Video

👤From Iowa State University Extension 🕔Apr 18, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping Iowa farmers manage weeds, insects and diseases in their fields. Pest management is key to high yields and quality grain. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists are working to provide the tools and

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