Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Sulfur Fertilizer Management Considerations Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Significant sulfur (S) deficiency in Iowa crops was first documented about 15 years ago. First identified in alfalfa and then corn and soybean. Since then about 150 trials with corn […]

Iowa: Dry Fertilizer – Getting the Most from Your Applications Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Claims of poor fertilizer application and visual striping in fields have increased in recent years. This issue impacts all sectors of the supply chain including growers, custom applicators, cooperatives and […]

Iowa: Terminating Cover Crops This Spring Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
As temperatures warm this spring, cover crop termination is on the to-do list for some Iowa fields.  Killing cover crops with herbicides is the most common termination method. The effectiveness […]

Iowa Hemp: Opportunities and Challenges Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Over the past several years as row crop prices declined, farmers and landowners across the nation have searched for alternative crops that might improve the financial bottom line. With the […]

Iowa: Managing Winter Annual Weeds This Spring Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
After another relatively wet fall, late harvest season, and mild winter, early weed management may be important this spring for those who have persistent issues with winter annuals such as […]

Iowa: Management Considerations for Slugs – Do Insecticides Work? Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
With recent weather patterns, specifically high rainfall leading to wet soil conditions, some farmers have experienced damaging populations of slugs in their no-till fields. No-till fields are particularly affected since […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: High Speed Planters – Do They Perform as Advertised? Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Iowa State University (ISU) recently completed a five-year study of high-speed planter equipment in corn and soybeans. The study utilized a 12-row planter equipped with the Precision Planting SpeedTube high […]

Iowa Corn: Spring Nitrogen Fertilization Considerations Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Perhaps you did not get planned nitrogen (N) applications accomplished last fall. Or you are pondering what the spring 2020 weather conditions might be – another wet spring? Are you […]

River Levees: 2019 Midwest Breaches And Flooding Complicate Crop Insurance Mar 10, 2020

🕔Mar 10, 2020
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig met with USDA officials from different agencies and local farmers Friday at the Silver Spur Bar & Grill but took his burger to go […]

Iowa: Taylor County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Flood Feb 27, 2020

🕔Feb 27, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Taylor County, Iowa, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, and high winds that occurred […]

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