Iowa Harvest: How to Minimize Soil Compaction

🕔Oct 12, 2018Rain 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 […]

Iowa Corn: Drydown – How Will It Move Along This Fall?

🕔Sep 24, 2018Corn and soybean harvest has started across many parts of Iowa. Some areas of the state have swung between warm-dry and cool- wet weather within the last few days. With […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Flooding and Hail – What Should You Do?

🕔Jun 15, 2018Yesterday’s heavy rains that marched across large part of central and north central Iowa coupled with recent storm systems across other parts of the state have resulted in significant areas […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: 1st 2018 Yield Forecasts

🕔Jun 11, 2018The 2018 growing season is well underway. It is now time to start assessing the rewards of the spring planting season. Our first FACTS (Forecasting and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS) is now […]

Iowa Corn: Buggy Whipping, Twisted Whorls, Yellow Leaves

🕔Jun 6, 2018Over the last week there have been sightings of twisted whorls and buggy whipping or corn leaves. It’s also known as rapid growth syndrome, accelerated growth syndrome, roping, wrapped whorls, […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Delayed Planting – How Will It Affect Yields?

🕔May 16, 2018Planting conditions in northern Iowa, especially north of highway 20, is experiencing delays due to abundant rainfall. Corn planting progress is currently at 40% across the northern crop reporting districts […]

Iowa: Soil Water, Residue, and Nitrogen Status for 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018Every year is different. This year’s weather from January 1 to April 25 was cold and wet; a stark contrast to last year’s weather. While we know the differences in […]

Iowa Corn: 4 Planting Considerations for 2018

🕔Apr 18, 2018This spring has already brought on concerns about poor weather resulting in delays on corn planting. At this point in time, there is still time. It is highly important to […]

Iowa Corn: Row Spacing Considerations

🕔Mar 16, 2018Corn row spacing and plant population have been the focus of many studies throughout the years in an effort to identify ways to increase yields and minimize production costs. Many […]

Iowa Soybeans: Consider 15-Inch Row Spacing

🕔Feb 28, 2018Row spacing is a management decision that often comes up as a priority for achieving high-yielding soybean. Research across the Midwest over several years has consistently shown that soybean planted in narrow rows (<30 inches) has […]

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