Iowa: Dicamba Drift in 2018 – How Are We Doing? Could Be Better.

🕔Jul 10, 2018Off-target injury associated with dicamba application in dicamba-resistant soybean was a significant problem in the Cornbelt during 2017.  The increase in off-target problems associated with dicamba led to a record number of pesticide […]

Iowa Field Reports: Crops Speeding Along Despite Plethora of Problems

🕔Jul 10, 2018The warm conditions continue to push crops along. Across the state we are approximately 140 to 370 Growing Degree Days (GDD’s) head of normal. Most corn and soybean fields are […]

Iowa Field Reports: More Strong Rains, Wind Damage

🕔Jul 4, 2018Strong storms rolled across the state again bringing more heavy rain and even some damaging wind to areas. Despite the flooding in some areas and drought in the southern part […]

Iowa Survey: Aging Farmers – Limited Land Sales

🕔Jul 2, 2018An Iowa State University study shows that the age of Iowa’s farmland owners continues to rise, with a record high 35 percent aged 75 years or older in 2017.   Sixty percent were […]

Iowa Corn: Conditions Ripe for Physoderma Brown Spot, Node Rot, Gray Leaf Spot

🕔Jul 2, 2018With most corn in Iowa at the V7-V12 range, it’s important to be aware of potential corn diseases at this particular time. Given the wet growing conditions over the last month, […]

Iowa Field Reports: North Too Wet, South Remains Dry

🕔Jun 27, 2018The saga continues with areas of northern Iowa receiving too much rain while southern Iowa continues to be on the drier side. Rainfall totals across the state ranged anywhere from […]

Iowa Corn: Estimating Potential Nitrogen Loss

🕔Jun 25, 2018High rainfall in some areas the past couple of weeks has produced another wet spring in Iowa. This leads to questions about nitrogen (N) loss and need for supplemental N […]

Iowa Corn: Extension Uses Twitter to Map Spread of Southern Rust

🕔Jun 21, 2018A new  study illustrates the potential to map the spread of pests and diseases through Twitter. The study was conducted by Iowa State University, as well as several other partnering universities […]

Iowa Field Reports: Needed Rains Bring Hail, Flooding

🕔Jun 20, 2018Parts of Iowa received some much needed rainfall last week, but unfortunately for some areas the storms that rolled through also brought along hail and caused flooding. Overall, crops are looking […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Flooding and Hail – What Should You Do?

🕔Jun 15, 2018Yesterday’s heavy rains that marched across large part of central and north central Iowa coupled with recent storm systems across other parts of the state have resulted in significant areas […]

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