STAR Energy FS and GROWMARK FS to Merge Jun 30, 2020

🕔Jun 30, 2020
STAR Energy FS, headquartered in Manson, Iowa, and GROWMARK FS, headquartered in Hartley, Iowa, are merging into one. The new company, named GROWMARK FS, will offer its farmer customers with […]

Iowa Farm Business: Liquidity Remains a Concern Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Despite a higher average income in 2019, Iowa’s mid- to large-size farms actually saw a considerable decrease in farm liquidity and working capital over the past year. Data from the […]

Iowa Field Reports: Herbicide Drift, “Rapid Growth Syndrome,” Short Soybeans Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
Spotty rainfall across the state, herbicide drift, “Rapid Growth Syndrome” in corn, and shorter beans were common issues or concerns that ISU Extension Field Agronomists saw and heard about this […]

Iowa Soybeans: Resources, Forecasts For Dealing With White Mold Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
There have been reports of flowers in the earliest planted soybeans, and I observed them in NW Iowa late last week. That means these beans are entering the R-1 stage […]

Soybean Gall Midge: Current Reported Distribution in 2020 Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
On Wednesday, June 17 orange and white soybean gall midge larvae were found in soybean plants at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, NE. Two days later […]

Iowa: Guidelines for Submitting to the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Jun 18, 2020

🕔Jun 18, 2020
The growing season is in full swing, and as Iowa growers and gardeners move along toward the Fourth of July, it is important to remember that the COVID-19 precautions continue […]

Iowa Field Reports: Soybean Gall Midge Emerging, Weed Management Concerns Jun 17, 2020

🕔Jun 17, 2020
Reports of soybean gall midge adults emerging, rainfall or lack of rainfall, weed management concerns, and herbicide drift were some of the common issues or concerns that ISU Extension field […]

Iowa Governor Signs 3rd Ag-Gag Law – DTN Jun 16, 2020

🕔Jun 16, 2020
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds this week signed into law what appears to be the third version of a so-called “ag-gag” law as the state continues to fight in court for […]

Iowa: Soybean Gall Midge Make 1st Appearance Jun 15, 2020

🕔Jun 15, 2020
Today, ISU entomology graduate student, Mitchell Helton, captured the first adult soybean gall midge in Iowa. Just a few hours later, cooperator Lauren Botine (Corteva Agriscience), collected another adult. Currently, […]

Iowa: Corn Rootworm Egg Hatch Getting a Late Start Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa occurs from late May to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa. In 2020, the […]

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