Conservation – Research Looks for Best Ways to Manage Runoff – DTN Jul 16, 2021

    🕔Jul 16, 2021
    Fluvial wetlands are the best conservation tools to reduce both nitrate and sediment loads, a study led by a scientist at the University of Kansas found. The work also points […]

    Planter Calibration – Setting Downforce – Video Mar 23, 2021

    🕔Mar 23, 2021
    Levi Powell with ISU Digital Ag walks through calculating and setting downforce for your planter and how downforce affects your performance in the field. 

    Midwest: 3 Soybean Gall Midge Webinars in Jan. Dec 21, 2020

    🕔Dec 21, 2020
    Since 2018, soybean gall midge has expanded its range, claiming eight new counties in Nebraska this year. With its aggressive spread, Midwestern producers are encouraged to attend a three-part webinar […]

    Iowa: Apply Anhydrous? Update on Soil Temps Nov 4, 2020

    🕔Nov 4, 2020
    When it comes to applying fall anhydrous ammonia or manure with a high ammonium N content (like liquid swine manure), we recommend that soil temperatures at a 4-inch depth are […]

    Organic Corn: Illinois Scientists Rev Up Plant Breeding Nov 2, 2020

    🕔Nov 2, 2020
    A new $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) will support University of Illinois scientists and collaborators as they develop improved […]

    Ag Labs Open For Business…With Modifications – DTN Apr 15, 2020

    🕔Apr 15, 2020
    Amid coronavirus-related lockdowns, most states and university administrations have deemed soil and plant diagnostic testing laboratories as “essential” services, able to remain open to accept samples from farmers and scientists […]

    Soybeans: Drought Resiliency – Researchers Explore Plant-Microbe Relationships Mar 13, 2020

    🕔Mar 13, 2020
    Iowa State University researchers are working to better understand how soybeans interact with the community of microbes living around their roots, and how these relationships may enhance the crop’s resiliency […]

    Harvest Weed Seed Control – Waterhemp Seed Retention Oct 22, 2019

    🕔Oct 22, 2019
    Combines are the most important seed dispersal mechanism for weeds in our cropping system.  While a small amount of seed may leave the field with grain, most weed seed that enter […]

    Iowa Will Host 2023 National Extension Conference – 1st Time For The State Sep 23, 2019

    🕔Sep 23, 2019
    The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) will hold its Annual Meeting/Professional Improvement Conference in Des Moines Aug. 13-17, 2023. This will be the first time Iowa has hosted […]

    Irrigation: Stalk-Worn Sensor Measures Crops’ Water Use Aug 6, 2019

    🕔Aug 6, 2019
    Wearable technology will soon move from wrist to stalk, swapping measures of blood flow and respiration for sap flow and transpiration. Their design won’t have anyone confusing growing season with […]


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