Iowa: Soil Fertility Workshops Offered Through March Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
This winter we will be hosting several soil fertility workshops around the state to help farmers better understand how to interpret soil test results and make soil fertility recommendations. Join […]

Iowa: Changes in Common Weed Names Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
Although ‘pure’ botanists often scoff at the use of common names for plants, common names are a useful tool when working with domesticated plants and weeds since the pool of […]

Iowa Soybeans: 2019 Insecticide Evaluations Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
The 2019 growing season was challenging for farmers in many parts of the state, especially because cold and wet soil conditions in April significantly delayed planting. Thistle caterpillar was the most […]

Iowa Soybeans: Reduce SCN Losses with Better Resistance Jan 10, 2020

🕔Jan 10, 2020
The results of a field experiment conducted in 2019 with the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in southeast Iowa were dramatic and alarming. The data illustrate what likely could occur in […]

Is Your Stored Grain Going Out of Condition? Jan 3, 2020

🕔Jan 3, 2020
Many producers put grain into their storage bins last fall at higher moisture contents than normal, due to late crop maturity and less in-field drying in 2019. For grain stored […]

Iowa Farmland Value Grows 2.3% in 2019 Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
A news release Wednesday from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach indicated that, “It’s been a difficult year […]

Iowa Farmland Values Up But No “Solid Rebound” Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
It’s been a difficult year for farmers—the planting season saw an overabundance of rain and delayed planting, the United States’ trade war with China persisted, skewing both commodity prices and […]

Iowa: Iowa County Designated Natural Disaster Area Dec 11, 2019

🕔Dec 11, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Iowa County, Iowa, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds, and a […]

Growmark to Acquire Assets from Mid-Iowa Cooperative Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019
Growmark and Mid-Iowa Cooperative said this week that an agreement has been reached for Growmark to acquire the agronomy and energy assets of Mid-Iowa Cooperative. The transaction is expected to […]

Iowa: Returning to the Farm Seminar, Ames, Jan. 10-11, Feb. 14-15 Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019
Passing a farm operation to the next generation is usually one of the biggest and most challenging decisions farm families will ever make. Many things are at stake – money, […]

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