Iowa Field Reports: Crops Developing Well, Pest Pressure on the Rise

🕔Jul 9, 2019Soybean gall midge larvae, Japanese beetles, foliar diseases in corn, and weed management issues were some of the more common issues ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists came across in […]

Iowa Field Reports: Storms Bring Wind, Hail Damage

🕔Jul 3, 2019The past week finally brought some heat but it also brought some storms across the state leaving areas seeing wind damage and/or hail damage. In addition to some of the […]

Iowa Field Reports: Weed Challenges; Thistle Caterpillars in Soybeans

🕔Jun 26, 2019The wet weather, weed management challenges in corn and soybeans, and thistle caterpillars in soybeans continue to be common issues that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists are […]

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 Field Reports: Planting Winds Down, on to Weed Challenges

🕔Jun 19, 2019With planting (and replanting) starting to wind down, farmers are turning their attention to post herbicide applications, sidedressing, and putting up hay. Weed management challenges and thistle caterpillars in soybeans […]

Iowa Field Reports: Good Planting Progress in Drier Conditions

🕔Jun 11, 2019Mother Nature was more cooperative this past week, allowing planting and other field activities like cutting and putting up hay, sidedressing, and herbicide applications to occur. According to the June 10, […]

Iowa Field Reports: Planting Continues in “Starts and Spurts”

🕔Jun 4, 2019Mother Nature has not been a friend to farmers this spring, making the 2019 planting season a challenging one to say the least. According to the June 3, 2019 USDA-NASS […]

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 Field Reports: Corn Planting Shoots Ahead

🕔May 21, 2019Farmers across the state took advantage of the little dry spell that occurred last week. Approximately 70% of the expected corn crop and 27% of the soybean crop in Iowa […]

Iowa Webinar: Delayed and Prevented Planting, May 24

🕔May 21, 2019Wet conditions have made planting a challenge for farmers across Iowa. According to the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service, 70% of Iowa’s expected corn crop has been […]

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