Rain Or Drought? What to Expect from the Weather Following the End of La Niña? Feb 7, 2023

    🕔Feb 7, 2023
    After three years of La-Niña-driven weather, scientists at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) say the cold water along the equatorial Pacific is showing signs of warming. The CPC in January said […]

    USDA to Address ‘Soybeans of Other Colors’ Issue, Grading Standards Nov 12, 2022

    🕔Nov 12, 2022
    Current U.S. soybean grading standards may need an update, according to a USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announcement on Tuesday. The agency reported the Federal Grain and Inspection Service (FGIS) […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Harvest Update – How Are Things Going? Oct 4, 2022

    🕔Oct 4, 2022
    With harvest underway across the state, check out what ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists are hearing regarding how harvest is going, how are the crops yielding, and what types […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Crops Shutting Down Early from Drought Stress Sep 14, 2022

    🕔Sep 14, 2022
    As the growing season winds down, ISU Extension field agronomists share what they are seeing out in fields or are getting questions on. Some of the common observations include the […]

    Illinois Field Reports: Plenty of Pests, Late Season Diseases Aug 27, 2022

    🕔Aug 27, 2022
    Nick Seiter, Field Crops Entomology Specialist, University of Illinois I conducted a survey along the northwestern border of Illinois (roughly Quincy to Galena) for the potentially invasive soybean gall midge; we […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Some Hail Damage, Soybean Gall Midge Spreads Aug 16, 2022

    🕔Aug 16, 2022
    While the story of the “haves” and “have nots” continues across the state, some areas in NW did finally get some much-needed rain early this week. And unfortunately, the Zearing […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Rainfall “a Story of Haves and Have Nots” Aug 10, 2022

    🕔Aug 10, 2022
    It’s the story of the haves and have nots when it comes to rainfall across the state. Unfortunately the areas that could really use the rain, seem to miss the […]

    Illinois Field Reports: Most Areas Get Needed Rains Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    Each week, I put out a request to crops educators and specialists from the University of Illinois to compile an update to share with the entire state. We hope you […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Dry Conditions, Insect Pests, and Weed Escapes Aug 3, 2022

    🕔Aug 3, 2022
    The past week brought again spotty rainfall across the state. With the dry conditions and warmer temperatures forecasted there are concerns about what this may mean for the crops. Spider […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Crops Showing Stress, Corn Mostly Pollinated or Pollinating Jul 27, 2022

    🕔Jul 27, 2022
    Signs of stress could be seen in corn and soybean fields, especially in the drier areas of the state with the warmer temperatures last week. Most of the corn either […]


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