Iowa: Dicamba Drift in 2018 – How Are We Doing? Could Be Better.

🕔Jul 10, 2018Off-target injury associated with dicamba application in dicamba-resistant soybean was a significant problem in the Cornbelt during 2017.  The increase in off-target problems associated with dicamba led to a record number of pesticide […]

Iowa Field Reports: Crops Speeding Along Despite Plethora of Problems

🕔Jul 10, 2018The warm conditions continue to push crops along. Across the state we are approximately 140 to 370 Growing Degree Days (GDD’s) head of normal. Most corn and soybean fields are […]

Midwest Long Summer: Hail Stripped Corn Fields; Rain Drowned Crops – DTN

🕔Jul 10, 2018One year ago, on June 12, I had written about the severe drought in South and North Dakota that intensified as July rolled around. By that same time in June, […]

Iowa Field Reports: More Strong Rains, Wind Damage

🕔Jul 4, 2018Strong storms rolled across the state again bringing more heavy rain and even some damaging wind to areas. Despite the flooding in some areas and drought in the southern part […]

Iowa Survey: Aging Farmers – Limited Land Sales

🕔Jul 2, 2018An Iowa State University study shows that the age of Iowa’s farmland owners continues to rise, with a record high 35 percent aged 75 years or older in 2017.   Sixty percent were […]

Western Corn Belt: June Rain Just Wouldn’t Stop and Now… – DTN

🕔Jul 2, 2018Heavy rains in the Western Corn Belt in June raised water levels in local creeks and streams, but also raised producers’ agronomic concern levels. Chief among those concerns are nitrogen […]

Iowa Corn: Conditions Ripe for Physoderma Brown Spot, Node Rot, Gray Leaf Spot

🕔Jul 2, 2018With most corn in Iowa at the V7-V12 range, it’s important to be aware of potential corn diseases at this particular time. Given the wet growing conditions over the last month, […]

Iowa Field Reports: North Too Wet, South Remains Dry

🕔Jun 27, 2018The saga continues with areas of northern Iowa receiving too much rain while southern Iowa continues to be on the drier side. Rainfall totals across the state ranged anywhere from […]

Midwest Crops: Record Rains – Can Soybeans Recover?

🕔Jun 27, 2018In the past week, portions of southern Minnesota experienced 72-hour rainfall totals of 3 inches to over 5 inches. According to Minnesota Public Radio, heavy rain last Saturday (June 16) […]

Iowa Corn: Estimating Potential Nitrogen Loss

🕔Jun 25, 2018High rainfall in some areas the past couple of weeks has produced another wet spring in Iowa. This leads to questions about nitrogen (N) loss and need for supplemental N […]

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