Iowa Farmland Values Up Another 17% Dec 14, 2022

    🕔Dec 14, 2022
    A news release Tuesday from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach indicated that, “One year after skyrocketing 29%, the average value […]

    Agronomic Phenomenon in Corn Strikes Outer Rows of Fields, Strips Yield Nov 10, 2022

    🕔Nov 10, 2022
    Mother Nature routinely sends corn growers production challenges from weeds, insects and disease. Now, she has a trick up her sleeve agronomists are referring to as the “edge effect.” It […]

    Iowa: Safety 1st with Anhydrous Ammonia Applications Oct 29, 2022

    🕔Oct 29, 2022
    It’s the time of year when farmers and retailers turn to thoughts about next year’s growing season, including fall anhydrous ammonia (NH3) applications for the next year’s corn crop.  See Is […]

    Iowa Soybeans: High Reproduction of SCN Populations on PI 88788 Resistance Is Frightening Oct 29, 2022

    🕔Oct 29, 2022
    Iowa State conducts soybean cyst nematode (SCN) experiments in fields rented from farmers in all of Iowa’s crop reporting districts. Spring soil samples are collected from each study area to […]

    Iowa Corn: Is It Time for Fall Nitrogen Yet? Oct 23, 2022

    🕔Oct 23, 2022
    The time for fall application of anhydrous ammonia and manure is approaching, but we may not be there yet. This blog has a few things to keep in mind this […]

    Iowa Corn: Options for Fall Grain Drying and Marketing Oct 23, 2022

    🕔Oct 23, 2022
    With harvest in full swing and while conditions have generally been good for in-field drying this fall there are still some corn fields in areas of the state with moisture […]

    Iowa Corn: Field Edge Effect – What Is It, What Causes It? Oct 10, 2022

    🕔Oct 10, 2022
    Corn field edge effect has once again show up in Iowa. It is raising questions about what is causing it. In 2019 and 2020, I was able to conduct some […]

    Iowa Soybeans: Now’s the Time to Sample for SCN Oct 10, 2022

    🕔Oct 10, 2022
    Sampling fields for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN) is a task that should be on every farmer’s fall to-do list along with the many other chores needing done before winter sets […]

    Iowa: Keep an Eye Out for Asian Copperleaf Oct 8, 2022

    🕔Oct 8, 2022
    While Iowa weed communities change constantly, it is rare that a species new to the region is discovered. Asian copperleaf (Acalypha australis) was first discovered in Iowa in 2016 in […]

    Iowa: Fall Burndown Treatments for Winter Annual Weeds Oct 6, 2022

    🕔Oct 6, 2022
    Recent rainfalls are likely to result in the establishment of winter annual weeds. Many fields may have dense stands of these weeds going into winter. It is often difficult to […]


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