Iowa: Palmer Pigweed – Time to Scout

🕔Aug 2, 2019Now is a great time to scout for Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) in Iowa crop fields. As of late 2018, this species had been identified in over half of Iowa’s […]

Corn, Soybeans: Do You Know Your Crop Growth Stages?

🕔Jun 21, 2019Staging crops is an underappreciated but incredibly important skill. One very important reason to know how to stage your crops is because herbicide products may have limits on what growth […]

Iowa: Weed Science Field Day, Ames, June 27

🕔Jun 17, 2019Join the ISU Weed Science Program at the 2019 Herbicide Research and Demonstration Program Field Day on Thursday, June 27. The field day will be at the Curtiss Farm on South State Street […]

Midwest Corn: Injury, Disease, Pest – Do You Need to Replant? – DTN

🕔May 24, 2019With so much of the planting season left ahead of farmers this spring, it can be hard to focus on the few corn acres that are in — but they […]

Iowa Soybeans: Evaluating Stands, Making Replant Decisions

🕔May 23, 2019As of May 20, an estimated 27 percent of Iowa’s soybean crop is planted according to the USDA-NASS Iowa Crop Progress Report.  Early-planted soybeans have been exposed to stressful conditions following […]

Iowa Weeds: For Whatever Reason, Calls Pick Up About Purslane Speedwell

🕔May 15, 2019As everything greens up, we often receive photos of mystery plants for identification.  Typically, I get a wide range of species via email or text message.  This spring, more than […]

Iowa Corn: Evaluating Stands, Making Replant Decisions

🕔May 10, 2019As of May 6 2019, 36 percent of Iowa’s corn is planted according to the USDA-NASS. Under cool conditions (50 to 55oF soils), it may take more than three weeks for […]

Iowa: Spring Burndown Treatments for Winter Annual Weeds

🕔Mar 27, 2019With the short timeframe for fieldwork this spring prior to planting, early weed management may fall to the bottom of the priority list for many. For those who have persistent […]

Iowa Cover Crops: How Do They Affect Weed Management?

🕔Mar 26, 2019One benefit of planting cover crops is their contribution to weed management. While several factors contribute to the inhibition of weeds by cover crops, the physical barrier of cover crop […]

Iowa: 5 Tips for Spring Cover Crop Termination

🕔Mar 22, 2019Spring weather has finally arrived and fieldwork will begin soon. Iowa State University research suggests cereal rye should be terminated at least 10-14 days prior to planting corn, so the […]

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