Iowa Corn: How Does Tillage, N Application Affect Residue Breakdown? Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019
Crop residue serves an important role in physically protecting soil from erosion during rain events or high winds, as well as enhancing the soil biological activity by providing sources of […]

Iowa: Harvest – Plan Ahead to Minimize Soil Compaction Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019
While there is significant uncertainty about this year’s harvest weather, the struggles with previous year soil compaction may still be lurking in corn and soybean fields across Iowa. This article […]

Midwest: After Floods, What Can You Do to Keep Soils Healthy? Mar 26, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019
Farmland in Iowa, western Illinois, and eastern Nebraska is experiencing flooding issues. Planting in these areas may be delayed or may not be planted to any crop in 2019. This […]

Iowa: Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management Mar 15, 2019

🕔Mar 15, 2019
The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have […]

Iowa: 9 Tips for Managing Wet, Cold Soils Feb 26, 2019

🕔Feb 26, 2019
The amount of snow we received and potential spring rain events can be challenging to an early start to the growing season. Approaching field operations for N applications, tillage, weed […]

Iowa: 4 Considerations for Improving Soil Health Nov 16, 2018

🕔Nov 16, 2018
As 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, 2018

🕔Nov 14, 2018
Soil 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 […]

Iowa: Do You Need to Till This Fall? Oct 30, 2018

🕔Oct 30, 2018
Late 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 […]

Iowa Harvest: How to Minimize Soil Compaction Oct 12, 2018

🕔Oct 12, 2018
Rain events during September and October have created challenging conditions not only for timely harvest of corn and soybean crops but also for the impact harvest will have on the […]

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