Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Delayed Planting – How Will It Affect Yields? May 16, 2018

🕔May 16, 2018Planting conditions in northern Iowa, especially north of highway 20, is experiencing delays due to abundant rainfall. Corn planting progress is currently at 40% across the northern crop reporting districts […]

Iowa: Soil Water, Residue, and Nitrogen Status for 2018 Apr 27, 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018Every year is different. This year’s weather from January 1 to April 25 was cold and wet; a stark contrast to last year’s weather. While we know the differences in […]

Iowa Corn: 4 Planting Considerations for 2018 Apr 18, 2018

🕔Apr 18, 2018This spring has already brought on concerns about poor weather resulting in delays on corn planting. At this point in time, there is still time. It is highly important to […]

Iowa Corn: Row Spacing Considerations Mar 16, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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 […]

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