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

🕔Oct 29, 2019It 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, 2019The 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 […]

Iowa Corn: Harvest Considerations for Frost Killed Crops Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019A portion of Iowa’s corn crop is likely to experience a frost before naturally reaching maturity as a result of cool temperatures later this week. Natural maturity is often determined […]

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

🕔Sep 10, 2019While 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: Corn Dry Down Calculator Goes Live Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019One of the pressing questions this fall is when corn will reach maturity and if there is going to be enough time to dry down in the field. We have […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Crop, Soil Status Across the I-States Aug 22, 2019

🕔Aug 22, 2019This year the FACTS project is providing a suite of regional scale maps to assist decision making. The data provided is based on APSIM model simulations which are driven by […]

Iowa Corn: Grain Filling Progress Aug 21, 2019

🕔Aug 21, 2019According to the latest NASS report, the 2019 corn crop is about 2-weeks behind normal in terms of reaching dent stage. What are the implications of this delay in grain […]

Iowa Cover Crops: 3 Possible Seeding Methods Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019As July comes to a close, it is time to make plans to seed fall cover crops. Cover crop species, seeding method, seeding rate, and timing will all depend on […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Flash Drought and Crop Stress Concerns Jul 17, 2019

🕔Jul 17, 2019The weather forecast for this next week is calling for daytime high temperatures in the 90s and even in the 100s across the state and low nighttime temperatures in the […]

Midwest Grain: Low Soy Prices Pushing More Acres to Corn – DTN May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019Midwest farmers are doing the unthinkable as the corn-planting window slams shut. Some growers are switching intended soybean acres to corn, or at least thinking about it. Usually the opposite […]

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