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 Corn: Nutrient Removal When Harvesting Stover Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Increasing demand to use corn plant biomass for producing energy and various products has spurred interest in harvesting corn stover and specific plant components in addition to grain. Harvesting more […]

Iowa Corn: Sampling for the End-of-Season Stalk Nitrate Test Sep 4, 2019

🕔Sep 4, 2019Sampling corn stalks this fall will likely be later than normal due to the delayed planting in many Iowa cornfields. The overall suggestion is to wait until crop maturity, and […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Tissue Testing Requires Cautious Use, Interpretation Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019In-season plant tissue testing can be useful in diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in field crops, but it must be used with caution. Extra care is needed this year given the unusual […]

Iowa Corn: UAN and Herbicide Applications on Emerged Crops Jun 11, 2019

🕔Jun 11, 2019Corn planting has been start and stop, and generally delayed this spring. In some situations the decision was made to plant and not apply nitrogen, or planting progressed so quickly […]

Iowa Corn: Late-Spring Soil Nitrate Test Use in 2019 May 23, 2019

🕔May 23, 2019Nitrogen (N) fertilization for this year’s Iowa corn crop has been complicated by frequent and sometimes excessive rainfall from late last fall through this spring. Many farmers who normally apply […]

DTN Retail Fertilizer: Anhydrous Ammonia Application – 4 Points – DTN Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019Average retail prices for the majority of fertilizers were slightly higher the first week of April 2019, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. This brings to an end a string […]

Iowa: Applying Flood Adulterated Grain as Crop Nutrients Apr 3, 2019

🕔Apr 3, 2019Flooding has been extensive in several areas of Iowa this spring. In some cases, stored grain has been affected by flood waters. Land application of flood adulterated grain as a […]

Anhydrous Ammonia Applications – Equipment Considerations Mar 22, 2019

🕔Mar 22, 2019Because of limited fall 2018 anhydrous ammonia fertilizer application, fertilizer infrastructure including transportation, distribution, and application may be stressed this spring. A review of application equipment considerations can help ensure […]

Iowa Corn: How Will Unharvested Soybeans Affect Soil Nutrients? Mar 19, 2019

🕔Mar 19, 2019Flooded fields and wet soil conditions in the fall 2018 meant some soybean fields were not, or are not going to be harvested. Also, some fields occasionally experienced significant shattering […]

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