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 […]

Iowa Soybeans: Late Planting Options May 15, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

Iowa Corn: Planting Progress Slow, but There’s Still Time Apr 23, 2019

🕔Apr 23, 2019Corn planting progress began over the last several days, especially in the central and southern tiers of Iowa. That is good news, unfortunately, in north central and northwest Iowa field […]

10 Steps for Conducting Your Own On-Farm Trials Mar 14, 2019

🕔Mar 14, 2019On-farm trials are an easy way for farmers to learn how practices, products and equipment will work in their cropping systems. The concept of on-farm trials has been around for decades, […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Missed Fall Tillage? Save Money with No-Till. Mar 4, 2019

🕔Mar 4, 2019The fall of 2018 was challenging for most farmers. It started with rainfall beginning in early September as the corn and soybean crop was maturing. While a good portion of […]

Iowa Harvest: How to Minimize Soil Compaction Oct 12, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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 […]

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