Iowa: Volunteer Corn Management – Video Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
August’s derecho left many Iowans with unharvestable corn. For operations that left their corn in the field, decisions should be made to reduce the problem of volunteer corn next planting […]

Iowa Corn: Scout Fields for Stalk Rot Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
The challenges of this growing season continued this month when a storm front brought more than 3 inches of rain to much of the state. While the rainfall was welcome […]

Iowa: Using a Vertical Tillage Tool for Weed Management – Video Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
In addition to preparing the soil for planting, tillage can be an effective strategy for weed management. During a field trial, blue chalk was applied to the soil surface in […]

Iowa Corn: Combine Gathering Attachments for Lodged Crops Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
Wind damage or stalk rots can cause lodged corn that is difficult to gather with standard corn harvesting equipment. Powered attachments for corn heads are available to assist the gathering […]

Iowa: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 10 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Buena Vista, Hamilton, Harrison, Ida, Madison, Monona, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie and Story counties who suffered […]

Nebraska: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Nebraska counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Burt, Douglas and Washington counties who suffered losses caused recent drought may be eligible for […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Did Derecho Damage Affect USDA Reports? – DTN Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
One of the biggest wild cards in Friday’s USDA reports was their handling of the derecho damage incurred in August. Wind speeds were above 100 mph in some areas and […]

Iowa: Benefits to Using a Vertical Tillage Tool – Video Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
Vertical tillage (VT) tools can be an effective way to maintain residue and prevent soil erosion while still preparing the soil for planting.  When you select a vertical tillage tool […]

Iowa Field Reports: Rains Aid Soybeans, Potential Issues with Corn Harvest Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
While drought is still widespread, rainfall blanketed most of the state last week, providing some welcome relief to pastures, hay fields, newly-seeded cover crops, and later maturing soybeans. The rainfall caused […]

Iowa Corn: Tillage Options for Unharvestable Crops – Video Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
After the derecho passed through Iowa in early August, many farmers have been left with unharvestable fields. These fields may require additional management to prepare the soil for another crop […]

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