Iowa: Black Cutworm Moth Counts Jump “Significantly” In Multiple Counties

🕔May 15, 2019This week we begin Week 7 of moth trapping in Iowa. Significant captures of black cutworm (BCW) have occurred in several counties during weeks 3-6 of trapping (bold and * […]

Iowa Weeds: For Whatever Reason, Calls Pick Up About Purslane Speedwell

🕔May 15, 2019As everything greens up, we often receive photos of mystery plants for identification.  Typically, I get a wide range of species via email or text message.  This spring, more than […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Seedcorn Maggots Present – What to Know

🕔May 15, 2019Seedcorn 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 Soybeans: Late Planting Options

🕔May 15, 2019This spring’s weather conditions may be slowing down corn planting but soybean planting has not yet been impacted. As of May 5, soybean planting progress is estimated at 8% compared […]

Iowa Corn: Scouting for Black Cutworm in 2019

🕔May 15, 2019Black cutworm (BCW) is a migratory pest that cuts and feeds on early vegetative-stage corn. Black cutworm moths arrive in Iowa and other northern states with spring storms each year. […]

Iowa Field Reports: Rain, Rain, Go Away…

🕔May 14, 2019“Rain, rain, go away come again another day.” This nursery rhyme seems to be an appropriate theme song for how the weather has been this spring. The wet weather has […]

Iowa Corn: Evaluating Stands, Making Replant Decisions

🕔May 10, 2019As of May 6 2019, 36 percent of Iowa’s corn is planted according to the USDA-NASS. Under cool conditions (50 to 55oF soils), it may take more than three weeks for […]

Iowa Corn: Late Planting Options

🕔May 10, 2019Corn planting began a couple of weeks ago and according to the May 5 USDA-NASS Crop Progress and Condition report only 36 percent of the corn crop is planted; 15 percent behind the […]

Iowa State – 4 Sets of Twins Graduate with Agribusiness Major

🕔May 8, 2019The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will graduate four sets of twins majoring in agricultural business this spring. All eight students come from agricultural backgrounds and have strong bonds […]

Iowa Soybeans: What’s Behind 2019 Yield Gaps?

🕔May 3, 2019Over the last five years, the North Central region of the U.S. has been responsible for 82 percent of the nation’s soybean harvest. Due to the region’s importance to soybean […]

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