Iowa Corn: Combine Gathering Attachments for Lodged Crops Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
Wind damage or stalk rots can cause lodged corn that is difficult to gather with standard corn harvesting equipment. Powered attachments for corn heads are available to assist the gathering […]

Iowa: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 10 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Buena Vista, Hamilton, Harrison, Ida, Madison, Monona, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie and Story counties who suffered […]

Midwest: Agronomy Team Debuts New Weather Tool Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has debuted a new tool on the Forecast and Assessment of Cropping Systems (FACTS) website that displays weather summaries for every crop reporting district in 12 […]

Iowa: Benefits to Using a Vertical Tillage Tool – Video Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
Vertical tillage (VT) tools can be an effective way to maintain residue and prevent soil erosion while still preparing the soil for planting.  When you select a vertical tillage tool […]

Iowa Field Reports: Rains Aid Soybeans, Potential Issues with Corn Harvest Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
While drought is still widespread, rainfall blanketed most of the state last week, providing some welcome relief to pastures, hay fields, newly-seeded cover crops, and later maturing soybeans. The rainfall caused […]

Iowa Corn: Tillage Options for Unharvestable Crops – Video Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
After the derecho passed through Iowa in early August, many farmers have been left with unharvestable fields. These fields may require additional management to prepare the soil for another crop […]

Iowa Corn: 4 Residue Management Considerations This Fall Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
Managing residue and tillage this fall can be a challenge given the volume of residue due to downed corn by high winds and drought. There is a tendency to think […]

Harvest Safety: Proper Combine Lockout/Tagout Procedures – Video Sep 14, 2020

🕔Sep 14, 2020
Before working in or around your combine, it’s important to go through proper shutdown and lockout/tagout procedures to ensure safety for yourself and those around you. Refer to this list […]

Western Iowa: 2020 Palmer Amaranth Tour – How Did We Do? Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
As in previous years it is encouraging to see that Palmer amaranth isn’t replacing waterhemp and other weeds at the locations. However, it is disappointing that a more concerted effort […]

Iowa: Virtual Field Day Series Now Available on YouTube Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently hosted a “five-stop” virtual field day series. This series featured a greeting by Dean Dan Robison, an […]

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