Iowa: 5 Tips for Spring Cover Crop Termination

🕔Mar 22, 2019Spring weather has finally arrived and fieldwork will begin soon. Iowa State University research suggests cereal rye should be terminated at least 10-14 days prior to planting corn, so the […]

Iowa Farmers Survey Devastation; Floodwaters Continue Rising

🕔Mar 21, 2019The floods of 2011 and 1952 were bad, but even the old-timers cannot remember when so much water flooded the Missouri River basin in southwestern Iowa. Signficant flooding is also […]

Iowa Corn: How Will Unharvested Soybeans Affect Soil Nutrients?

🕔Mar 19, 2019Flooded fields and wet soil conditions in the fall 2018 meant some soybean fields were not, or are not going to be harvested. Also, some fields occasionally experienced significant shattering […]

Iowa: Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management

🕔Mar 15, 2019The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Missed Fall Tillage? Save Money with No-Till.

🕔Mar 4, 2019The fall of 2018 was challenging for most farmers. It started with rainfall beginning in early September as the corn and soybean crop was maturing. While a good portion of […]

Iowa: Feed Corn – Be Aware of 2018 Toxin Levels

🕔Feb 26, 2019The two bu/acre Iowa corn yield reduction shown in the February 9 crop report demonstrated the impact of late-season wet weather. Corn quality and potential food safety issues are also determined […]

Iowa: 9 Tips for Managing Wet, Cold Soils

🕔Feb 26, 2019The amount of snow we received and potential spring rain events can be challenging to an early start to the growing season. Approaching field operations for N applications, tillage, weed […]

Iowa: Aid Sought in Trapping, Monitoring Migratory Pests

🕔Feb 25, 2019The IPM team at Iowa State University has been monitoring for field crop pests for a long time. The target pests have changed over the years, but the goal always remains the […]

Southeast Iowa Ag Research Association Meeting, Iowa City, March 7

🕔Feb 20, 2019Farmers and crop advisors are invited to attend the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association annual meeting at the Johnson County Extension office in Iowa City on Thursday, March 7, 2019 […]

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