Heavy Rains Raise Prospects For Renewed Iowa Farmland Flooding – DTN

🕔Sep 16, 2019Heavy rains over the past two weeks in the upper Plains are prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to first reduce water releases into the Missouri River from Gavins […]

Iowa: Plan Ahead for Potential Harvest, Storage Challenges

🕔Sep 11, 2019With delayed planting across the state, it is important to plan ahead for potential harvest challenges. Scout your fields for crop development to determine whether you might have potential problems […]

Iowa: Grain Drying Considerations

🕔Sep 11, 2019With delayed planting across the state in 2019, it is important to monitor crop development to determine unique grain drying needs this fall. Potential challenges Corn damaged by a freeze […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Key Tips to Prepare for Variable Crop Harvest

🕔Sep 11, 2019Harvest is quickly approaching and most are anticipating a highly variable corn and soybean crop. Below are some reminders for regular maintenance, adjustments, and final checks to make sure your […]

Iowa: Harvest – Plan Ahead to Minimize Soil Compaction

🕔Sep 10, 2019While there is significant uncertainty about this year’s harvest weather, the struggles with previous year soil compaction may still be lurking in corn and soybean fields across Iowa. This article […]

Iowa Corn: Nutrient Removal When Harvesting Stover

🕔Sep 10, 2019Increasing demand to use corn plant biomass for producing energy and various products has spurred interest in harvesting corn stover and specific plant components in addition to grain. Harvesting more […]

Midwest: Corn Dry Down Calculator Goes Live

🕔Sep 10, 2019One of the pressing questions this fall is when corn will reach maturity and if there is going to be enough time to dry down in the field. We have […]

Iowa Corn: Sampling for the End-of-Season Stalk Nitrate Test

🕔Sep 4, 2019Sampling corn stalks this fall will likely be later than normal due to the delayed planting in many Iowa cornfields. The overall suggestion is to wait until crop maturity, and […]

Iowa: Good News, Bad News From Latest Palmer Pigweed Tour

🕔Sep 4, 2019One of the disappointing finds was the discovery of Palmer amaranth along the road in Mills County.  “If we are going to stop or limit the movement of Palmer amaranth […]

Soil Sampling Robots Offer Efficiency, Accuracy

🕔Sep 3, 2019Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres of crops and can determine crop yields. USDA […]

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