Iowa Soybeans: Frost Damage – What to Expect Oct 17, 2019

🕔Oct 17, 2019Temperatures fell into the low 30’s and upper 20’s in most of Iowa over the weekend of October 11-13.  Because of the very late planting season, there were some crops […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality in 2019 – Another Unusual Year Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019This year continues the chain of growing seasons with extremes and rapid changes beyond our long-term experiences. This made for periods of both stress and favorable crop growth despite the […]

Iowa: What To Do with Replant Crops at Harvest? Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019An Iowa farmer sent me an email in anticipation of the freeze this weekend and I suspect many farmers are in the similar position of having mature crops with replant […]

Iowa Corn: Harvest Considerations for Frost Killed Crops Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019A portion of Iowa’s corn crop is likely to experience a frost before naturally reaching maturity as a result of cool temperatures later this week. Natural maturity is often determined […]

Grain Storage: Flood Damage Management Options Mar 22, 2019

🕔Mar 22, 2019The rapid snowmelt in Spring 2019 has caused instances of stored grain being inundated with floodwater. By current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy, flood-soaked grain is considered adulterated and […]

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

🕔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 […]

Michigan Soybeans: Recommendations for a Late Harvest Nov 2, 2018

🕔Nov 2, 2018According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, 35 percent of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Oct. 28, 2018. Given […]

Iowa Soybeans: Managing Wet Crops in a Late Harvest Oct 23, 2018

🕔Oct 23, 2018As of October 14, 2018, Iowa soybean harvest was only about 20% complete, making it the latest soybean harvest on record. This was caused by the prolonged heavy rains in September […]

Iowa Corn: Mycotoxins and Crop Deterioration Oct 18, 2018

🕔Oct 18, 2018Above 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, 2018This 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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