Iowa Corn: Wet Grain and the Propane Shortage Nov 14, 2019

🕔Nov 14, 2019The late harvest has caused higher moisture corn than normal. Since most farm dryers and some elevator dryers operate on propane gas (LP), the LP distribution backup has caused wet […]

Iowa Soybeans: SCN-Resistant Varieties for 2020 Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019Resistant varieties continue to be a key tool for managing the soybean cyst nematode (SCN).  With financial support from the soybean checkoff through the Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa State University […]

Corn Belt Farmers Face Propane Shortage – DTN Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019As of Wednesday morning, Harmony, Minnesota, farmers Jeff and Roxi Thompson were having no problem finding enough propane to dry their corn crop. That all changed by Wednesday evening. “We […]

Iowa Corn: How Does Tillage, N Application Affect Residue Breakdown? Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019Crop residue serves an important role in physically protecting soil from erosion during rain events or high winds, as well as enhancing the soil biological activity by providing sources of […]

Iowa: Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Should Begin Now Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019Now that the 2019 corn and soybean harvest is in full swing, it is not too early to start thinking about and planning for the 2020 growing season as well. […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality Observations on Another Unusual Year Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019This year continues the chain of growing seasons with extremes and rapid changes beyond our long-term experiences. This made for periods of both stress and favorable crop growth despite the […]

Iowa: Winter Weather Outlook for 2019-2020 Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019The meteorological winter (December-January-February) temperature and precipitation outlooks were recently released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC). In winter, the phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate signal […]

Iowa: Cool Stored Grain Now Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019You may be in the thick of harvest, but don’t forget to cool stored grain. With forecast average day/night temperatures of 35 to 40 in the coming ten days, the […]

Iowa: Fall Fertilizer Nitrogen Application Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Fall nitrogen (N) fertilizer application continues to be popular for several reasons, including lower cost, time for application, equipment availability, often better soil conditions, and competing springtime field activities. Success, […]

Iowa: 6 Tips for Harvest Management After a Snow Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019It doesn’t happen every year, but it does occur – snow accumulation before harvest is complete. Here are some considerations and tips for dealing with this unique situation: The probability of […]

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