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 […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: High Yields Despite Drought Conditions

🕔Jan 5, 2018Most of Iowa was wet and cool during planting time (end April to mid-May), warm and dry during vegetative growth (June to July), and cool and wet during reproductive development […]

Iowa Corn: Extension Recommendations for Choosing Hybrids

🕔Oct 10, 2017When you think about which hybrids to plant next season, make sure to take into account all the relevant factors. When selecting hybrids, prioritize yield potential and risk management. There are a number of other components to consider as well, including transgenic options, […]

Iowa Soybeans: What to Look For When Choosing Varieties

🕔Oct 6, 2017When looking for soybean varieties, it is important to give as much thought to the process as you give to choosing corn hybrids. If you only choose one or two soybean varieties and do not take into consideration management and environmental […]

Iowa Corn: Grain Dry Down in Field From Maturity to Harvest

🕔Sep 20, 2017Corn harvest is fast approaching. This year’s corn maturity is about 5-10 days behind normal. With field dry down occurring in late September and October this year, there is the […]

Iowa Soybeans: How Fast Do Crops Dry Down in the Field?

🕔Sep 20, 2017Soybean are nearing maturity across Iowa with minimal delay due to cool temperatures compared to 2016. However, soybean sensitivity to day length speeds up crop development towards physiological maturity. During […]

Iowa Corn: Yield Estimates – Using the Yield Component Method

🕔Aug 22, 2017It’s that time of year when corn yield estimations increase. The USDA NASS objective yield survey came out on August 17. This report indicates the third highest yield on record […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: How Will Hot Weather Impact Crops?

🕔Jul 21, 2017Water and temperature affect many crop processes simultaneously ranging from crop growth, development, photosynthesis, respiration, water transpiration, grain fill, and nutrient cycling. The magnitude of high temperature or drought stress […]

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