Iowa Corn: Row Spacing Considerations

🕔Mar 16, 2018Corn row spacing and plant population have been the focus of many studies throughout the years in an effort to identify ways to increase yields and minimize production costs. Many […]

Iowa: 2018 Farm Custom Rate Survey

🕔Mar 15, 2018Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2018 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates. This […]

Iowa Soybeans: Consider 15-Inch Row Spacing

🕔Feb 28, 2018Row spacing is a management decision that often comes up as a priority for achieving high-yielding soybean. Research across the Midwest over several years has consistently shown that soybean planted in narrow rows (<30 inches) has […]

Iowa Soybeans: Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Resistance Confirmed

🕔Feb 20, 2018Plant pathologists at Iowa State University and University of Kentucky have confirmed that isolates of Cercospora sojina, the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean, have shown resistance to quinone outside inhibitor […]

Iowa: Land Prices, Some Input Costs Should Decline

🕔Feb 19, 2018Land and input costs for corn and soybean production are expected to decline in 2018, according to research conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The research, released in […]

Iowa Corn: Should We be Spraying Fungicides at V12?

🕔Feb 9, 2018In 2017, we tested several foliar fungicides on corn at six locations in Iowa: ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm (NWRF), Sutherland; Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm (NERF), Nashua; Northern […]

Iowa Soybeans: New Disease Identification Resource Available

🕔Feb 6, 2018Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has published an updated version of the Soybean Diseases publication to help farmers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for […]

Iowa Soybeans: New Dicamba Labels Issued

🕔Jan 12, 2018In October 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency reclassified Engenia, FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip Technology, and Xtendimax With VaporGrip Technology as Restricted Use products and added additional restrictions and requirements to […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: High Yields Despite Drought Conditions

🕔Jan 5, 2018Most of Iowa was wet and cool during planting time (end April to mid-May), warm and dry during vegetative growth (June to July), and cool and wet during reproductive development […]

Soybeans: Fight SCN with Varieties Choices, Non-Host Crops, Seed Treatments

🕔Dec 26, 2017The soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to be the most-damaging soybean pathogen in the US and Canada. The nematode is widespread in fields through Iowa and much of the Midwest. […]

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