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 […]

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

🕔Oct 8, 2019
A 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, 2019
While 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, 2019
One 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, 2019
This 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, 2019
According 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, 2019
As 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 […]

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