Livestock: 20 States Fight California Regulation – DTN Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
California’s Proposition 12 is under fire from at least 20 states, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been asked to review whether the California law is […]

Iowa: Preemergence Herbicides, Dry Soils, and Rain Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
The potential for continued dry weather across the state raises concerns about the impact of dry soils on preemergence herbicides. Preemergence herbicides kill weeds by being absorbed into the seed […]

Farm Family Shares Lessons Learned from Derecho Damage – DTN Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
Some people chase storms. The Stalzer family are starting to wonder if they attract them. The Haverhill, Iowa, farmers spent $150,000 to rebuild grain bins after a 2011 derecho. If […]

Iowa Corn: Last Minute Thoughts on N for 2021 Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
The following are a few thoughts on nitrogen (N) management for the 2021 growing season.  Many fertilizer decisions have already been made – however a quick review of N plans […]

Iowa Corn: Considerations for Seeding Rates Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Choosing a corn seeding rate is as much art as it is science because soil conditions and seed quality can greatly affect the outcome. The goal is to choose a […]

Iowa: Seedcorn Maggots Get an Early Start Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Seedcorn maggot is a seed and seedling pest of corn and soybean. The larvae, or maggots, feed on germinating corn and soybean seeds or seedlings. Feeding can delay development or […]

Iowa: Derecho Rebuild on Track – DTN Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Contractors believe they are on pace to repair and replace by fall most Midwest grain storage facilities and buildings that were pummeled by a derecho last year. The fierce storm, […]

Iowa Corn: Can “Social Distancing” from Cereal Rye Mitigate Losses? Apr 9, 2021

🕔Apr 9, 2021
Occasionally, corn planted after a cereal rye cover crop may have reduced yields. Proposed reasons for this yield decline include allelopathy, seedling disease, nitrogen immobilization and poor planter performance. In our […]

Pests Waking Up – What’s Active Where? – DTN Apr 8, 2021

🕔Apr 8, 2021
Insects and diseases are waking up and getting to work, and here at DTN, we have a growing inbox of pest alerts from across the Plains, Midwest, South and mid-Atlantic […]

Iowa: Corn, Soybean Planting Date Considerations Apr 2, 2021

🕔Apr 2, 2021
The nice weather and dry conditions have led some to think about the start of planting. My opinion, it is too early. Remember crop insurance replant dates are not until […]

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