Southeast Iowa Research Farm Spring Field Day, Crawfordsville, June 20

🕔May 20, 2019Farmers and farm businesses in southeastern Iowa can learn about the latest crop production research and trends during the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm spring field day […]

Midwest Grain: Low Soy Prices Pushing More Acres to Corn – DTN

🕔May 16, 2019Midwest farmers are doing the unthinkable as the corn-planting window slams shut. Some growers are switching intended soybean acres to corn, or at least thinking about it. Usually the opposite […]

Iowa: Black Cutworm Moth Counts Jump “Significantly” In Multiple Counties

🕔May 15, 2019This week we begin Week 7 of moth trapping in Iowa. Significant captures of black cutworm (BCW) have occurred in several counties during weeks 3-6 of trapping (bold and * […]

Iowa Weeds: For Whatever Reason, Calls Pick Up About Purslane Speedwell

🕔May 15, 2019As everything greens up, we often receive photos of mystery plants for identification.  Typically, I get a wide range of species via email or text message.  This spring, more than […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Seedcorn Maggots Present – What to Know

🕔May 15, 2019Seedcorn maggot is a seed and seedling pest of corn and soybean. Plant injury is especially prevalent during cool and wet springs. The larvae, or maggots, feed on germinating corn […]

Iowa Soybeans: Late Planting Options

🕔May 15, 2019This spring’s weather conditions may be slowing down corn planting but soybean planting has not yet been impacted. As of May 5, soybean planting progress is estimated at 8% compared […]

Iowa Corn: Scouting for Black Cutworm in 2019

🕔May 15, 2019Black cutworm (BCW) is a migratory pest that cuts and feeds on early vegetative-stage corn. Black cutworm moths arrive in Iowa and other northern states with spring storms each year. […]

Iowa Field Reports: Rain, Rain, Go Away…

🕔May 14, 2019“Rain, rain, go away come again another day.” This nursery rhyme seems to be an appropriate theme song for how the weather has been this spring. The wet weather has […]

Corn: How Does Production Compare Among Top 5 Exporters?

🕔May 13, 2019Examining the competitiveness of corn production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured. To […]

Iowa Corn: Evaluating Stands, Making Replant Decisions

🕔May 10, 2019As of May 6 2019, 36 percent of Iowa’s corn is planted according to the USDA-NASS. Under cool conditions (50 to 55oF soils), it may take more than three weeks for […]

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