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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