Iowa: Drought, Derecho, and COVID – Unprecedented Challenges for Farmers – DTN Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
If damage to millions of acres of cropland and tens of millions of bushels of grain storage wasn’t enough for Iowa farmers to manage, growing drought conditions in the western […]

Iowa Webinar: Ongoing Impacts from 2019 Harvest, Early 2020 Crop Forecast – June 3 May 29, 2020

🕔May 29, 2020
Iowa State’s Dr. Charles Hurburgh will be presenting on the topic “Ongoing Impacts from the 2019 Harvest and Early 2020 Crop Forecast” as an installment in the Grain Elevator and […]

Iowa Corn: Wet Grain and the Propane Shortage Nov 14, 2019

🕔Nov 14, 2019
The late harvest has caused higher moisture corn than normal. Since most farm dryers and some elevator dryers operate on propane gas (LP), the LP distribution backup has caused wet […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality Observations on Another Unusual Year Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
This 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 Soybeans: Frost Damage – What to Expect Oct 17, 2019

🕔Oct 17, 2019
Temperatures 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, 2019
This 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, 2019
An 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, 2019
A 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, 2019
The 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, 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 […]

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