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    Iowa Corn: Thoughts, Observations on Ear, Stalk Rots Sep 24, 2019

    🕔Sep 24, 2019
    As corn fields start to reach maturity across the state of Iowa, we need to start thinking about stalk and ear rots, particularly in terms of scheduling harvest and grain […]

    Northern Iowa Research Farm Fall Field Day, Kanawha, Sept. 5 Aug 29, 2019

    🕔Aug 29, 2019
    Thistle caterpillars, late season crops disease and crop development will highlight the September 5 fall field day at the ISU Northern Research and demonstration farm fall field day. Registration and […]

    Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Preventative and Curative Fungicides Jul 26, 2019

    🕔Jul 26, 2019
    Corn is starting to tassel and beans are flowering so no wonder everyone is asking about fungicides.  We’ve tried to address some of the questions regarding whether to spray or […]

    Iowa: Delayed Planting and Disease Expectations in 2019 May 30, 2019

    🕔May 30, 2019
    This growing season, delayed planting, combined with continued cool and wet conditions have taken their toll on crops that were planted in the brief periods of optimum weather. Given that there […]

    Iowa Soybeans: Stand Counts Imperative with Low Quality Seed Apr 30, 2019

    🕔Apr 30, 2019
    Now that we’re within the time frames for planting to achieve optimal yields for corn and soybean, producers might be getting antsy with the cold, damp weather, and weighing the […]

    Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Planting with Seedling Diseases, Low Germination Rates Apr 2, 2019

    🕔Apr 2, 2019
    You know what they say: March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well, it certainly feels like this past winter was just one extended lion. While […]

    Iowa: Feed Corn – Be Aware of 2018 Toxin Levels Feb 26, 2019

    🕔Feb 26, 2019
    The 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 Corn: Evaluating Fungicide Efficacy in 2018 Feb 13, 2019

    🕔Feb 13, 2019
    In 2018, we tested various 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 Corn: Mycotoxins and Crop Deterioration Oct 18, 2018

    🕔Oct 18, 2018
    Above normal rains in September have slowed field crop dry-down. Coupled with early season drought in South Central and Southeast Iowa and above-average rainfall in the Northwest, there is high […]

    Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality Hurt by Rains Oct 8, 2018

    🕔Oct 8, 2018
    This year continues the chain of years with unusual harvest conditions driven by rapid weather changes in the latter part of the growing season. In mid August, crops were significantly ahead […]

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