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Iowa Corn: Grain Dry Down in Field From Maturity to Harvest

Iowa Corn: Grain Dry Down in Field From Maturity to Harvest

👤By Rafael Martinez-Feria, Mark Licht, and Sotirios Archontoulis, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Corn harvest is fast approaching. This year’s corn maturity is about 5-10 days behind normal. With field dry down occurring in late September and October this year, there is the potential for a later harvest of corn at a higher

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Iowa Soybeans: How Fast Do Crops Dry Down in the Field?

Iowa Soybeans: How Fast Do Crops Dry Down in the Field?

👤By Rafael Martinez-Feria, Sotirios Archontoulis, and Mark Licht, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Soybean are nearing maturity across Iowa with minimal delay due to cool temperatures compared to 2016. However, soybean sensitivity to day length speeds up crop development towards physiological maturity. During senescence carbohydrates are converted into oils. Soybean seed moisture changes

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Iowa Corn: New Diseases Booklet Available from ISU Extension

Iowa Corn: New Diseases Booklet Available from ISU Extension

👤By Alison Robertson and Jody Korthaus, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

To help farmers and agronomists identify, scout, and manage corn diseases a new Corn Diseases booklet, published by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is now available to crop producers and industry professionals. The up-to-date publication provides current recommendations for management, along

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Iowa Soybeans: Dicamba – How Many Hours Were Available to Spray in 2017?

Iowa Soybeans: Dicamba – How Many Hours Were Available to Spray in 2017?

👤By Bob Hartzler, Extension Weed Specialist, Iowa State University 🕔Sep 19, 2017

My colleagues at Purdue recently compiled weather data to determine how many hours would be available to apply the new dicamba products (e.g. Xtendimax with VaporGrip Technology, FeXapan with VaporGrip Technology, and Engenia) postemergence in soybean.  Several people asked what

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Farmland Values: 2017 Iowa Land Survey; NASS Cash Rent County Estimates

Farmland Values: 2017 Iowa Land Survey; NASS Cash Rent County Estimates

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Iowa Farmland Values Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “After three years of decline, Iowa farmland values bumped nearly 3 percent higher this year, but experts say it’s unlikely a signal the ag downturn has

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Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields

Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields

👤By Mark Hanna and Clarke McGrath, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 14, 2017

It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area, or an overheated bearing

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Corn: Ear and Stalk Diseases Showing Up in Fields Marked by Stress – DTN

Corn: Ear and Stalk Diseases Showing Up in Fields Marked by Stress – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Harvest is nearing, but the scouting season is far from over. As the crop dries down, ear and stalk rots are starting to surface in cornfields across the country, plant pathologists warn. “Whenever we have a stressful growing season, then

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Iowa Crop Update: Drought Stressed Crops Heading Towards Harvest

Iowa Crop Update: Drought Stressed Crops Heading Towards Harvest

👤By Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Agronomist 🕔Sep 14, 2017

As the 2017 growing season winds down, ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists share how the crops are progressing and finishing out the season in their repressive regions across the state.    Northwest Iowa Paul Kassel (Region 2): “Signs of crop maturity

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Iowa: Corn Aphids Active in September

Iowa: Corn Aphids Active in September

👤By Erin Hodgson, Iowa State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

In mid-August of this summer, I wasn’t hearing anything about aphids feeding on corn and I thought we weren’t going to see it this year. These aphids are highly erratic and so where and when they land are not well

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2017 Western Iowa Labor Day Palmer Amaranth Tour

2017 Western Iowa Labor Day Palmer Amaranth Tour

👤By Bob Hartzler, Extension Weed Specialist, Iowa State University 🕔Sep 6, 2017

For the past four years (maybe five) I’ve visited the first three known infestations of Palmer amaranth in western Iowa to track the status of the populations in these fields.  Following is a brief summary of  my visits to Harrison,

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