Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Consider Narrowing Row Spacing to Gain Higher Yields Jan 25, 2022

🕔Jan 25, 2022
Row spacing for both corn and soybean is an important decision to make for any crop producer and can lead to high yielding crops. Corn row spacing is important to […]

Iowa Farmland Values Up 29% Dec 16, 2021

🕔Dec 16, 2021
A news release Tuesday from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach indicated that, “After several years of modest gains and […]

Iowa: Considerations When Planting Soybeans Back-to-Back Dec 13, 2021

🕔Dec 13, 2021
Planting soybean in the same field that just grew soybean is not recommended. Soybean yield will suffer even before factoring in environmental conditions, weather, and pest/disease pressures. Four different studies […]

Iowa Soybeans: SCN – Substantial Yield Suppression in PI 88788 Resistance Varieties Nov 12, 2021

🕔Nov 12, 2021
Almost all of the soybean varieties available to Iowa farmers that are resistant to the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) were developed with a breeding line named PI 88788. The SCN […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Cool Stored Grain Now Nov 8, 2021

🕔Nov 8, 2021
The time is right to cool any grain that went into the bin at higher temperatures. Good harvest conditions and warm weather early this fall mean that there is on-farm […]

Grain Storage: Pest Management – How Cold Is Enough? Oct 29, 2021

🕔Oct 29, 2021
Following up on Meaghan’s blog post on October 5 about sap beetles in corn grain, I received a few more questions about infested bins. There are MANY insects that cause losses in […]

Iowa: Soybean Varieties SCN Resistance Different from PI 88788 Oct 27, 2021

🕔Oct 27, 2021
A recent ICM News article summarized the updated Soybean Cyst Nematode-resistant Soybean Varieties for Iowa ISU Extension publication, available online. The publication provides information on 872 SCN-resistant soybean varieties available […]

Iowa Soybeans: SCN-Resistant Varieties for 2022 Oct 22, 2021

🕔Oct 22, 2021
ISU annually compiles a list of soybean varieties available to Iowa farmers with resistance to the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). The work is supported by soybean checkoff funds from the […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Hybrid/Variety Selection Oct 22, 2021

🕔Oct 22, 2021
Corn Hybrids Choosing corn hybrids is one of the most crucial crop management decisions to be made. There are a range of factors to consider, most notably the weather, which […]

Iowa Corn: Get the Most Bang for Your Buck – Time Anhydrous Applications Well Oct 15, 2021

🕔Oct 15, 2021
With rising fertilizer prices, and concerns about possible shortages, it pays to time our applications of anhydrous ammonia and manure well. When the value is high, the focus on management […]

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