Iowa: Making Tillage Decisions After This Year’s Drought Nov 1, 2020

🕔Nov 1, 2020
The dry, warmer-than-normal growing season this year presents significant challenges for managing soil and crop residue this fall. Excessively dry soil conditions this season make field preparation and tillage this […]

Iowa: Using a Vertical Tillage Tool for Weed Management – Video Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
In addition to preparing the soil for planting, tillage can be an effective strategy for weed management. During a field trial, blue chalk was applied to the soil surface in […]

Iowa: Benefits to Using a Vertical Tillage Tool – Video Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
Vertical tillage (VT) tools can be an effective way to maintain residue and prevent soil erosion while still preparing the soil for planting.  When you select a vertical tillage tool […]

Iowa Corn: Tillage Options for Unharvestable Crops – Video Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
After the derecho passed through Iowa in early August, many farmers have been left with unharvestable fields. These fields may require additional management to prepare the soil for another crop […]

Iowa Corn: 4 Residue Management Considerations This Fall Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
Managing residue and tillage this fall can be a challenge given the volume of residue due to downed corn by high winds and drought. There is a tendency to think […]

Iowa: Virtual Field Day Series Now Available on YouTube Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently hosted a “five-stop” virtual field day series. This series featured a greeting by Dean Dan Robison, an […]

Iowa Soybeans: New Study Shows Relay Intercropping Has Potential Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
In 2018 and 2019, research was conducted on a relay intercropping and double cropping systems to evaluate as a possible alternative to Iowa’s traditional corn-soybean or continuous corn cropping system. […]

Iowa: How Much Do Conservation Measures Influence Nutrient Loss? Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
An ongoing public concern is the loss of nutrients from agricultural land in the corn belt. In Iowa, nitrogen and phosphorus losses from farm fields are driven by a variety […]

Iowa: 10 Considerations for Adopting Strip-Till Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
As nutrient and land management practices continue to change, more growers are considering strip-till. Advances in equipment technology, GPS, and application control systems have helped to overcome many challenges growers […]

Iowa: Are You Planting on a Level Playing Field? Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Springtime on a farm is typically filled with the hustle and bustle of gearing up for planting season. This is the time of year when most farmers focus on de-winterizing […]

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