Midwest Soybeans: Early Planting – Is It Worth the Risk? – DTN Nov 13, 2020

🕔Nov 13, 2020
Farmers aren’t ready to give early-planted soybeans the cold shoulder after a late frost damaged young plants this year, which forced some to replant a limited number of acres. Producers […]

Iowa: Derecho Leaves a Multitude of Harvest Challenges – DTN Aug 17, 2020

🕔Aug 17, 2020
One thing has become clear as crop experts tour the damage left behind by the derecho that ripped through Iowa this week: Farmers will face a multitude of challenges come […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Drought Effects, Alternative Management Considerations Jul 27, 2020

🕔Jul 27, 2020
Low rainfall and high temperatures recently have caused some drought stress on local crops this summer. This is not wholly unexpected and there are some strategies crop producers can do […]

Iowa Corn: Climate Change Impacts on Planting Date, Grain Yield Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
Each year, decisions on planting date and cultivar selection are the major deciding factors on yield potential. Under current, year-to-year variable weather patterns and future climate change these decisions have […]

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 […]

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