Iowa: The Basics of Crop Scouting May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
With planting wrapping up and crops beginning to emerge, now is the time to start scouting fields regularly throughout the growing season for any potential issues. Scouting fields and monitoring […]

Iowa: How to Recover from Frosted Corn May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
Years like this, when corn-planting progress is ahead of normal and we get really optimistic about it, frost raises its ugly head. In the NW corner of Iowa, about a […]

Iowa Field Reports: Planting Well Ahead of Last Year May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
What a difference the year makes! According to the May 11 USDA Crop Progress Report, 91% of the expected corn crop and 71% of the expected soybean crop has been planted, […]

Iowa: Scouting Recommendations for Black Cutworm May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Black cutworm (BCW) is a migratory pest that arrives in Iowa with spring storms each year. BCW moths lay eggs in and near crop fields, and larvae can cut corn […]

Iowa: To Spray or Not to Spray? May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Although most crop fields have not reached the stage for regularly planned POST herbicide applications, there likely are situations where people would like to get weeds controlled prior to the […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Cold Temps on the Way; What Will It Mean for Seedlings? May 6, 2020

🕔May 6, 2020
Friday and Saturday night will have cold temperatures reach into northern Iowa and maybe even southern Iowa. Below is a National Weather Service low temperature prediction for Saturday, May 9. Notice […]

Illinois- Updates for Corn and Soybeans with Lower MYA Prices May 6, 2020

🕔May 6, 2020
Expectations for 2019 commodity title payments continue to increase as projections for 2019 market year average prices decline. Herein we provide an update of 2019 commodity title payments for corn […]

Iowa: Regional Crop Update (April 21- May 5) May 6, 2020

🕔May 6, 2020
Last week provided another big window for planting and other field activities across Iowa. According to the May 4th USDA Crop Progress Report, approximately 78% of the corn has been […]

Iowa: What’s Happening To My PRE herbicide on the Soil Surface? May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
Planting occurred at a near record pace in much of Iowa due to lack of rain in late April. This string of dry weather also allowed most herbicide applications to be made […]

Iowa Field Report: Big Window for Fieldwork Apr 29, 2020

🕔Apr 29, 2020
The past week provided a big window for fieldwork ranging from tillage and fertilizer applications to spraying and planting across the state. According to the April 26 USDA Crop Progress Report, […]

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