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: The Time for Seeding Cover Crops Is Upon Us Aug 29, 2022

    🕔Aug 29, 2022
    As we enter the time for aerial and broadcast overseeding of cover crops, now is a good time to think about how current weather, soil and crop conditions might affect […]

    Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Hybrid/Variety Selection Oct 22, 2021

    🕔Oct 22, 2021
    Corn Hybrids Choosing corn hybrids is one of the most crucial crop management decisions to be made. There are a range of factors to consider, most notably the weather, which […]

    Iowa Corn: Drydown and Stalk Quality Sep 21, 2021

    🕔Sep 21, 2021
    As corn has quickly reached maturity, the next hurdle of the 2021 growing season is harvest. Stalk quality will be a concern for fields across that state that experienced the […]

    Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Stand Establishment Critical for Early Planted Crops May 13, 2021

    🕔May 13, 2021
    Planting conditions in April were pretty good for planting. In fact, there were many reports of planting in early April. Unfortunately, April was much cooler and dryer than normal. Early […]

    Iowa Soybeans: Seed Depth in Dry Conditions Apr 27, 2021

    🕔Apr 27, 2021
    While the warm weather has finally arrived for planting season, dry soil is becoming an increasing concern in parts of the state. In addition to concerns about subsoil moisture, some […]

    Iowa Corn: Last Minute Thoughts on N for 2021 Apr 12, 2021

    🕔Apr 12, 2021
    The following are a few thoughts on nitrogen (N) management for the 2021 growing season.  Many fertilizer decisions have already been made – however a quick review of N plans […]

    Iowa Corn: Considerations for Seeding Rates Apr 12, 2021

    🕔Apr 12, 2021
    Choosing a corn seeding rate is as much art as it is science because soil conditions and seed quality can greatly affect the outcome. The goal is to choose a […]

    Iowa: Corn, Soybean Planting Date Considerations Apr 2, 2021

    🕔Apr 2, 2021
    The nice weather and dry conditions have led some to think about the start of planting. My opinion, it is too early. Remember crop insurance replant dates are not until […]

    Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Derecho Residue Management Tips – DTN Apr 1, 2021

    🕔Apr 1, 2021
    Corn residue management could be more challenging this spring in fields affected by last summer’s derecho. But there are steps farmers can take to minimize residue issues before and during […]


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