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May 21, 2014

 

HAIL

 

Some areas received strong storms, including large hail, last night while other areas received no rain.

From a cropping standpoint,

1.    Corn growing points are still below ground, even for the earliest planted corn, so the expectation is that corn should make a full recovery. The exception may be if the soil was extremely soft and hail stones penetrated deeply enough into the soil to hit the growing point. In 3 - 5 days, it should be evident if there are problems. Resources are at:

a.     http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/corn/production/management/early/hail.php

b.    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/hailcorn.html

c.     http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/hailcornchart.html

 

2.    Soybean growing points are above ground as soon as the seedling emerges. Plants cut off below the cotyledons will not survive. Resources are at:

a.     http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/hailsoy.html

b.    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/hailsoychart.html

 

3.    Small grain (oats, wheat, rye, etc.) damage, like corn, depends on the growth stage and degree and type of damage. Joe Lauer at the University of Wisconsin addresses this at http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/WCM/W075.aspx.

 

4.    Forage damage also depends on the growth stage and degree and type of damage. Dan Undersander and Dan Wiersma at the University of Wisconsin address this at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/forage/pubs/HAIL.htm.

 

FOR YOUR CALENDAR

 

Cover Crops for Forage and Grazing Field Day

10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gladbrook, IA

Details are at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/content/iowa-learning-farms-host-field-day-tama-county.

 

Beginning Farmer Workshops

 

Pasture Walk

10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Farley, IA

Location:       Eric & Amanda Gaul farm, 26946 Dyersville East Road, Farley.

Topics:           Paved lanes, waterlines, Millionaire Model Dairy Farms, and conventional and organic dairy budgets, all discussed by Dr. Tranel, ISU Extension Dairy Specialist.

Directions:    From Holy Cross (Highway 52), go south on County Hwy Y13 (Holy Cross Road) for 6.7 miles. Then turn west on Dyersville East Rd for 1.4 miles.  The farm will be on the left.

From Farley (Highway 20), go north out of Farley 4.7 miles on County Hwy Y13, then turn west on Dyersville East Rd for 1.4 miles.  The farm will be on left.

 

 

Early-season Crop Management Clinic

9:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Boone, IA

Details are at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feel/early.

 

Cover Crop Workshop

9:00 a.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014

Boone, IA

Details are at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feel/cover.

 

Cover Crops Field Day

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rowley, IA

Further details will be forthcoming.

 

Spring Field Day – Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nashua, IA

Details will appear at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetnerf.html.

 

Spring Field Day – Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm

5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fruitland

Details will appear at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetmusc.html.

 

Hay & Forage Expo

June 25 – 26, 2014

Boone, IA

See: http://hayexpo.com/

 

Spring Field Day – Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014

Crawfordsville, IA

In addition, training for Certified Crop Advisors will be conducted, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Details will appear at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetserc.html.

 

Weed Science Field Day

8:30 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ames, IA

Further details will be forthcoming.

 

Mid-season Crop Management Clinic

9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Boone, IA

Details are at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feel/mid.

 

Late-season Crop Management Clinic

9:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boone, IA

Details are at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feel/late.

 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Iowa State University Extension Office.
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