Iowa: 4 Considerations for Improving Soil Health

🕔Nov 16, 2018As the season approaches its conclusion and harvest conditions are most challenging, there are few things worth remembering to protect and sustain soil health. At this time, soil is susceptible […]

Iowa: 2019 Soil Health Conference, Ames, Feb. 4-5

🕔Nov 14, 2018Soil health is the foundation for a vibrant and strong agriculture system and economy. Healthy soils are essential to healthy environments including clean air and clean water for sustainable agriculture […]

EPA’s Emphasis on Compliance Over Enforcement – DTN

🕔Nov 14, 2018A year into his second stint as EPA’s Region 7 administrator, Jim Gulliford said he remains committed to compliance over enforcement in working with agriculture and other industries in the […]

Iowa Soybeans: Fewer, More Diverse Choices of SCN-Resistant Varieties in 2019

🕔Nov 7, 2018Soybean varieties that are resistant to the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) have been a critically important tool for managing this pest. These SCN-resistant soybean varieties have allowed farmers to keep […]

Iowa: Pro-Ag Outlook, Management Meetings, Sheldon and Storm Lake, Dec. 12

🕔Nov 2, 2018Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host its annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meetings on Dec. 12 at Sheldon and Storm Lake. At each meeting, ISU Extension and […]

Dicamba Label Revision: Sorting Out The Implications

🕔Nov 1, 2018I feel obligated to write something about EPA’s dicamba announcement, but will confess at this time I still have several questions that I’m seeking answers for.   But here are my initial thoughts […]

Iowa: Do You Need to Till This Fall?

🕔Oct 30, 2018Late harvest and the rush to get grains out of the fields may present an opportunity to rethink the need for tilling fields this fall or not. The question to […]

Soybean Damage Widespread: Crop Insurance, Blend Limits, Salvage Markets – DTN

🕔Oct 25, 2018Kyle Krier is racing the fall weather. After receiving more than 10 inches of rain on his central Kansas farm in October, he finally started cutting soybeans last Friday. More […]

Soybeans: Current Market, Poor Quality Impacting Producers

🕔Oct 24, 2018In the article posted last week discussing the soybean quality problem being seen by producers in Arkansas (Poor Soybean Seed Quality Seen for a Second Year), several factors were discussed […]

Iowa Soybeans: Managing Wet Crops in a Late Harvest

🕔Oct 23, 2018As of October 14, 2018, Iowa soybean harvest was only about 20% complete, making it the latest soybean harvest on record. This was caused by the prolonged heavy rains in September […]

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