Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Delayed Planting – How Will It Affect Yields?

🕔May 16, 2018Planting conditions in northern Iowa, especially north of highway 20, is experiencing delays due to abundant rainfall. Corn planting progress is currently at 40% across the northern crop reporting districts […]

Iowa Field Reports: Planting Slowed by Wet Weather

🕔May 8, 2018#Plant18 continues to progress across the state. According to Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report, approximately 40% of Iowa’s expected corn crop has been planted and 11% of the expected soybean […]

Iowa: Soil Water, Residue, and Nitrogen Status for 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018Every year is different. This year’s weather from January 1 to April 25 was cold and wet; a stark contrast to last year’s weather. While we know the differences in […]

Iowa Soybeans: A Tough Winter for Bean Leaf Beetle

🕔Apr 25, 2018Bean leaf beetle adults are susceptible to cold weather and most will die when air temperatures fall below 14°F (-10°C). However, they have adapted to winter by protecting themselves under […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Planting Late? Take a Closer Look at Crop Insurance

🕔Apr 25, 2018The cool, wet weather conditions experienced across Iowa this spring mean some corn and soybean fields will be planted later than normal. This is a good time to revisit what […]

Iowa Field Reports, April 25 – Slow Start to #Plant18

🕔Apr 25, 2018It has been a slow start to #Plant18 in Iowa. The cooler and wet weather has kept many farmers out of the fields despite the fact that it is getting […]

Iowa Corn: Fertilization Can Help with Cool Soils, Late Planting Dates

🕔Apr 23, 2018With delayed spring weather and low or uncertain grain prices, farmers and crop consultants are asking questions about starter fertilizer for corn this spring. The placement of small amounts of […]

Iowa: Seedcorn Maggot Active in Southern Counties

🕔Apr 23, 2018Seedcorn maggot is a seed and seedling pest of corn and soybean. Plant injury is especially prevalent during cool and wet springs. The larvae, or maggots, feed on germinating corn […]

Iowa Corn: Nitrogen – Preplant vs. Sidedress in a Late Spring

🕔Apr 18, 2018Winter seems to be never ending, and spring not arriving. This could lead to a compressed period for field work before corn planting begins. There are conversations underway about switching […]

Iowa Corn: 4 Planting Considerations for 2018

🕔Apr 18, 2018This spring has already brought on concerns about poor weather resulting in delays on corn planting. At this point in time, there is still time. It is highly important to […]

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