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 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 Corn: How Does Tillage, N Application Affect Residue Breakdown? Nov 6, 2019

    🕔Nov 6, 2019
    Crop residue serves an important role in physically protecting soil from erosion during rain events or high winds, as well as enhancing the soil biological activity by providing sources of […]

    Iowa: Harvest – Plan Ahead to Minimize Soil Compaction Sep 10, 2019

    🕔Sep 10, 2019
    While there is significant uncertainty about this year’s harvest weather, the struggles with previous year soil compaction may still be lurking in corn and soybean fields across Iowa. This article […]

    Midwest: After Floods, What Can You Do to Keep Soils Healthy? Mar 26, 2019

    🕔Mar 26, 2019
    Farmland in Iowa, western Illinois, and eastern Nebraska is experiencing flooding issues. Planting in these areas may be delayed or may not be planted to any crop in 2019. This […]

    Iowa: Spring Planting and Wet Soil Management Mar 15, 2019

    🕔Mar 15, 2019
    The above-average snowfall and potential for significant rain events this spring could present challenges during the upcoming planting season. These conditions, on top of excessive soil moisture last fall that may have […]

    Iowa: 9 Tips for Managing Wet, Cold Soils Feb 26, 2019

    🕔Feb 26, 2019
    The amount of snow we received and potential spring rain events can be challenging to an early start to the growing season. Approaching field operations for N applications, tillage, weed […]

    Iowa: 4 Considerations for Improving Soil Health Nov 16, 2018

    🕔Nov 16, 2018
    As the season approaches its conclusion and harvest conditions are most challenging, there are few things worth remembering to protect and sustain soil health. At this time, soil is susceptible […]

    Iowa: 2019 Soil Health Conference, Ames, Feb. 4-5 Nov 14, 2018

    🕔Nov 14, 2018
    Soil health is the foundation for a vibrant and strong agriculture system and economy. Healthy soils are essential to healthy environments including clean air and clean water for sustainable agriculture […]

    Iowa: Do You Need to Till This Fall? Oct 30, 2018

    🕔Oct 30, 2018
    Late harvest and the rush to get grains out of the fields may present an opportunity to rethink the need for tilling fields this fall or not. The question to […]


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