Iowa Dicamba Updates for 2022 Mar 23, 2022

🕔Mar 23, 2022
On March 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the label amendments that further restrict the use of over-the-top dicamba in Iowa and Minnesota. These changes came after the […]

Iowa Corn: 2021 Summary of Foliar Fungicide Applications Mar 5, 2022

🕔Mar 5, 2022
Corn foliar fungicide trials done at six locations in Iowa in 2021: ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm (NWRF), Sutherland; Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm (NERF), Nashua; Northern Research and […]

Iowa: Don’t Forget Your Annual Dicamba Training for 2022 Feb 17, 2022

🕔Feb 17, 2022
One of the label requirements for the dicamba products labeled for over-the-top use in soybean (Xtendimax, Tavium, Engenia) is that applicators must complete a special dicamba training annually. If you […]

Iowa Soybeans: Statewide Evaluation of Foliar Fungicides Feb 15, 2022

🕔Feb 15, 2022
Foliar fungicides were evaluated across seven Iowa State University research and demonstration farms to determine their performance for disease and yield response on soybean in 2021. These farms included the Northwest […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Consider Narrowing Row Spacing to Gain Higher Yields Jan 25, 2022

🕔Jan 25, 2022
Row spacing for both corn and soybean is an important decision to make for any crop producer and can lead to high yielding crops. Corn row spacing is important to […]

Iowa Farmland Values Up 29% Dec 16, 2021

🕔Dec 16, 2021
A news release Tuesday from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach indicated that, “After several years of modest gains and […]

Iowa: Considerations When Planting Soybeans Back-to-Back Dec 13, 2021

🕔Dec 13, 2021
Planting soybean in the same field that just grew soybean is not recommended. Soybean yield will suffer even before factoring in environmental conditions, weather, and pest/disease pressures. Four different studies […]

Iowa Soybeans: SCN – Substantial Yield Suppression in PI 88788 Resistance Varieties Nov 12, 2021

🕔Nov 12, 2021
Almost all of the soybean varieties available to Iowa farmers that are resistant to the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) were developed with a breeding line named PI 88788. The SCN […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Cool Stored Grain Now Nov 8, 2021

🕔Nov 8, 2021
The time is right to cool any grain that went into the bin at higher temperatures. Good harvest conditions and warm weather early this fall mean that there is on-farm […]

Grain Storage: Pest Management – How Cold Is Enough? Oct 29, 2021

🕔Oct 29, 2021
Following up on Meaghan’s blog post on October 5 about sap beetles in corn grain, I received a few more questions about infested bins. There are MANY insects that cause losses in […]

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