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Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 21, 2017

From Missouri to Minnesota and in between, many planting efforts are stalled thanks to cool, soggy conditions. Farmers are finishing up burndown and pre-emergence herbicide sprays as well as fertilizer applications. Jeff Littrell, who farms with his son in southeast

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Fertilizer: New Plant Opens in Iowa with More Than 2Mln Ton Annual Capacity – DTN

Fertilizer: New Plant Opens in Iowa with More Than 2Mln Ton Annual Capacity – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Amidst fertile Mississippi River Valley farm fields here, the first greenfield nitrogen fertilizer production facility built in the U.S. in more than 25 years officially opened for business Wednesday. Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) and its Egypt-based parent company, OCI N.V.,

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Iowa: Funding Cuts to Eliminate Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – DTN

Iowa: Funding Cuts to Eliminate Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Just three weeks ago, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University was celebrating its 30th anniversary with guest lecturers, including some of the former state legislators who helped create the center. But in a surprise move last

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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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Iowa: Field Scouting Basics Workshop, Boone, May 16

Iowa: Field Scouting Basics Workshop, Boone, May 16

👤By Brent Pringnitz and Warren Pierson, Iowa State University 🕔Apr 18, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a Field Scouting Basics Workshop on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Boone, Iowa. Designed for beginning-level crop scouts, the course provides hands-on, in-field experience to

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Iowa: Impact of Rye Cover Crops on Preemergence Herbicide Activity

Iowa: Impact of Rye Cover Crops on Preemergence Herbicide Activity

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Apr 18, 2017

A common question regarding cover crops is will cover crops impact the activity of preemergence herbicides. If this was a consistent issue, it would make sense to apply the preemergence herbicide in a separate application from the burndown.

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Missouri Soybeans: Non-Bt, High-Oleic Seeds in New Commercial Partnership – DTN

Missouri Soybeans: Non-Bt, High-Oleic Seeds in New Commercial Partnership – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 13, 2017

Leaders of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council capped a long effort to right the ship at the organization on Wednesday with an announcement to form a partnership with an Iowa company to commercialize a non-biotech, high-oleic soybean seed developed through

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Top 10 Strategies for Managing Herbicide Resistance

Top 10 Strategies for Managing Herbicide Resistance

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

Two Canadian weed scientists recently published a paper ranking their top 10 herbicide-resistant weed management strategies.

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Iowa: The Cost of Herbicide Resistance

Iowa: The Cost of Herbicide Resistance

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Apr 11, 2017

The primary impact of herbicide resistance for most Iowa farmers has been an increase in expenditures for herbicides.

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Iowa: Bean Leaf Beetle Mortality Predictions

Iowa: Bean Leaf Beetle Mortality Predictions

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

Bean leaf beetle adults  are susceptible to cold weather and most will die when the air temperature falls below 14°F (-10°C). However, they have adapted to winter by protecting themselves under plant debris and loose soil. Each spring, adult beetles

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