Iowa: Harvest – Plan Ahead to Minimize Soil Compaction

🕔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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Iowa Soybeans: Late Planting Options

🕔May 15, 2019This spring’s weather conditions may be slowing down corn planting but soybean planting has not yet been impacted. As of May 5, soybean planting progress is estimated at 8% compared […]

Iowa Corn: Late Planting Options

🕔May 10, 2019Corn planting began a couple of weeks ago and according to the May 5 USDA-NASS Crop Progress and Condition report only 36 percent of the corn crop is planted; 15 percent behind the […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Imbibitional Chilling, Cold Injury

🕔May 1, 2019Last week planters made progress across portions of Iowa. Rains this weekend and the forecast for the coming week indicate planting will be at a standstill this week. In light […]

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