Iowa: Mosaic Corn in Your Field? Don’t Fret Just Yet. May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
With the weather Iowa has recently experienced and the time of year it is, we all can expect to see purple and yellow corn and even some tattered leaves: the […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Cold Temps on the Way; What Will It Mean for Seedlings? May 6, 2020

🕔May 6, 2020
Friday and Saturday night will have cold temperatures reach into northern Iowa and maybe even southern Iowa. Below is a National Weather Service low temperature prediction for Saturday, May 9. Notice […]

Iowa Soybeans: Mitigating the Risks of Very Early Planting Apr 15, 2020

🕔Apr 15, 2020
Farmers in Iowa have been experimenting with very early soybean planting dates, from late March to mid-April. Based on reviews of the yield data, there is not a consistent yield […]

Iowa Corn: Soil Conditions May Be Right, but Hold Off on Planting Apr 15, 2020

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🕔Apr 15, 2020
March into early April has been warm enough and dry enough to the point that soil conditions are good for planting. The calendar date is a bit early; after all […]

Iowa Corn, Soybean: Planting Recommendation Updates Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
This year let’s all toss out planting windows for corn. Farmers should be focused on when soil conditions are prime to plant. Soil temperatures need to be on the rise; […]

North Central Iowa Research Association Outlook Meeting, Kanawha, March 4 Feb 25, 2020

🕔Feb 25, 2020
A growing season outlook and a discussion on corn planting date research will highlight the annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association March 4. The meeting will also […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Choosing the Right Variety – 9 Considerations Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019
Choosing corn hybrids and soybean varieties is one of the most important crop management decisions to be made. It is a hard decision to make because it is typically made […]

Iowa: Continuous Corn – 8 Steps to Boosting Yields Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
Continuous corn is a “three strikes and you’re out” situation. And the first strike is automatic – high residue volume. This is how a farmer recently described it to me. […]

Iowa: 6 Tips for Harvest Management After a Snow Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019
It doesn’t happen every year, but it does occur – snow accumulation before harvest is complete. Here are some considerations and tips for dealing with this unique situation: The probability of […]

Minnesota Corn: Harvest Faces Weather Challenges Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
The development of Minnesota’s corn crop is highly variable this year, due to numerous weather challenges and wide ranges in both planting dates and hybrid relative maturities. The rain and […]

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