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Iowa: Biofuels Represent 3.5% of the State’s Gross Domestic Product – DTN

Iowa: Biofuels Represent 3.5% of the State’s Gross Domestic Product – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 16, 2017

There remain many other unknowns as to what will become of the Renewable Fuel Standard with the U.S. Senate yet to confirm Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt’s confirmation vote is expected to come sometime likely

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Iowa: Soybean Aphids – Recommendations for Fighting Resistance

Iowa: Soybean Aphids – Recommendations for Fighting Resistance

👤By Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University 🕔Feb 15, 2017

Soybean aphid remains the most important soybean insect pest in Iowa, and management over the last fifteen years has primarily relied on using foliar insecticides. The economic injury level was defined in 2007, and is approximately 675 aphids per plant

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Iowa Weeds: Is 80% of Waterhemp Really Resistant to Group 14 Herbicides?

Iowa Weeds: Is 80% of Waterhemp Really Resistant to Group 14 Herbicides?

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Feb 13, 2017

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic recently published results of their 2016 herbicide resistance screening program.  For a $50 fee the Clinic analyzes waterhemp for resistance to both Group 9 (glyphosate) and Group 14 (PPO inhibitor) herbicides.  Unfortunately, samples from

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Iowa: Herbicide Resistance Management Session, Commodity Classic, San Antonio, March 4

Iowa: Herbicide Resistance Management Session, Commodity Classic, San Antonio, March 4

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Feb 13, 2017

Planning on attending the Commodity Classic in San Antonio in March? Have experience with herbicide resistant weeds?   If you are involved in crop production in Iowa, the answer to the second question is yes. The Weed Science Society of America

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Iowa: Field Crop Scout School, Ames, March 25

Iowa: Field Crop Scout School, Ames, March 25

👤By Warren Pierson and Brent Pringnitz, Iowa State University 🕔Feb 7, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, Mar. 25, at the Scheman Building in Ames. Designed for beginning crop scouts, the day-long course features sessions on crop growth and development, weed, disease

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Iowa: Study Examines the Importance of Non-Farm Income to Farm Families

Iowa: Study Examines the Importance of Non-Farm Income to Farm Families

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 31, 2017

Background: Type of Farm- Net Farm Income Variation A recent study (“Income Trends for Iowa Farms and Farm Families 2003-2015“) by David Peters, associate professor and extension rural sociologist with Iowa State University, summarized current trends in farm income by type

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Iowa Soybeans: SCN Officially Confirmed in Every County

Iowa Soybeans: SCN Officially Confirmed in Every County

👤By Greg Tylka and Brian Lang, Iowa State University 🕔Jan 23, 2017

More than 100 fields throughout Iowa were surveyed for the presence of the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in 2016 in a project sponsored by the ISU Soybean Research Center and the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA). Soil samples were collected by

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Iowa Weeds: Scouting for Palmer Pigweed in January

Iowa Weeds: Scouting for Palmer Pigweed in January

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Jan 20, 2017

I’ve been asked several times at meetings this winter if it would be possible to identify Palmer amaranth in conservation plantings at this time of year.  My response has been ‘I think so, but I’ve never tried’.  To avoid having

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Iowa: Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management Short Course, Ames, Feb. 8-9

Iowa: Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management Short Course, Ames, Feb. 8-9

👤By Brent Pringnitz and John Sawyer, Iowa State University 🕔Jan 20, 2017

Making sound soil fertility management decisions is an important part of successful crop production, on both an economic and environmental level. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering a two-day short course focusing on principles of soils, soil

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Iowa: Soybean Farmers, Your Help Is Needed!

Iowa: Soybean Farmers, Your Help Is Needed!

👤By Mark Licht, Iowa State University 🕔Jan 18, 2017

If you grow soybean your help is needed. We are asking for yields and management information that is used for your soybean fields. The goal behind this project identify key factors that prohibit soybean farmers from obtaining yields that are potentially attainable on

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