Irrigation: Stalk-Worn Sensor Measures Crops’ Water Use

🕔Aug 6, 2019Wearable technology will soon move from wrist to stalk, swapping measures of blood flow and respiration for sap flow and transpiration. Their design won’t have anyone confusing growing season with […]

More Trade Tariffs: Raising the Stakes – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2019A year since the U.S. and China began a tit-for-tat of tariffs, talks and tweets, American farmers are seeing more diversified export routes while waiting for their largest customer to […]

Corn, Soybeans: Do You Know Your Crop Growth Stages?

🕔Jun 21, 2019Staging crops is an underappreciated but incredibly important skill. One very important reason to know how to stage your crops is because herbicide products may have limits on what growth […]

Iowa State – 4 Sets of Twins Graduate with Agribusiness Major

🕔May 8, 2019The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will graduate four sets of twins majoring in agricultural business this spring. All eight students come from agricultural backgrounds and have strong bonds […]

6 Planter Maintenance Tips for 2019

🕔Apr 10, 2019Planter maintenance is important for all farmers, particularly those in reduced and no-till systems. A well-maintained planter gives seed its best chance, and with field operations happening in a shortened […]

10 Steps for Conducting Your Own On-Farm Trials

🕔Mar 14, 2019On-farm trials are an easy way for farmers to learn how practices, products and equipment will work in their cropping systems. The concept of on-farm trials has been around for decades, […]

Bt Corn Hybrids : Confirmed Resistance to Western Corn Rootworm – DTN

🕔Nov 16, 2018Few corn hybrids are fully protected from the western corn rootworm anymore — not even pyramided Bt corn hybrids.   In October, Corteva Agriscience informed EPA that the company has confirmed […]

Midwest: Herbicide Resistance and Weed Management – New Online Course

🕔Nov 6, 2018An online, interactive course to develop successful long-term weed management programs.

Ag Trade: China to Target Soybean Exports Only If Trade Issues Increase

🕔Apr 3, 2018Trade issues have recently emerged between the United States and China. These tariffs have already impacted pork exports from Iowa and there is concern that an escalation of tariffs between […]

Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator Website Updated for 2018

🕔Mar 28, 2018The regional Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator (CNRC) website was recently updated with a revised Iowa N response trial database. The changes to the suggested N rates in Iowa are small […]

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