Midwest: Corn Dry Down Calculator Goes Live Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019One of the pressing questions this fall is when corn will reach maturity and if there is going to be enough time to dry down in the field. We have […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Crop, Soil Status Across the I-States Aug 22, 2019

🕔Aug 22, 2019This year the FACTS project is providing a suite of regional scale maps to assist decision making. The data provided is based on APSIM model simulations which are driven by […]

Iowa Corn: Grain Filling Progress Aug 21, 2019

🕔Aug 21, 2019According to the latest NASS report, the 2019 corn crop is about 2-weeks behind normal in terms of reaching dent stage. What are the implications of this delay in grain […]

Southeast Iowa Research Farm Spring Field Day, Crawfordsville, June 20 May 20, 2019

🕔May 20, 2019Farmers and farm businesses in southeastern Iowa can learn about the latest crop production research and trends during the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm spring field day […]

Iowa Soybeans: Late Planting Options May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019This spring’s weather conditions may be slowing down corn planting but soybean planting has not yet been impacted. As of May 5, soybean planting progress is estimated at 8% compared […]

Iowa Corn: Late Planting Options May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019Corn planting began a couple of weeks ago and according to the May 5 USDA-NASS Crop Progress and Condition report only 36 percent of the corn crop is planted; 15 percent behind the […]

Iowa Corn: Drydown – How Will It Move Along This Fall? Sep 24, 2018

🕔Sep 24, 2018Corn and soybean harvest has started across many parts of Iowa. Some areas of the state have swung between warm-dry and cool- wet weather within the last few days. With […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: 1st 2018 Yield Forecasts Jun 11, 2018

🕔Jun 11, 2018The 2018 growing season is well underway. It is now time to start assessing the rewards of the spring planting season. Our first FACTS (Forecasting and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS) is now […]

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, 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 […]

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