June 17, 2014
Hail and other severe weather has danced across the area. Pictures of impressive-sized hail stones are circulating. At this time, I am not aware of wide-spread damage to crops, but localized damage to fields is probable.
To assess injury to corn and options to consider, see http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/hailcorn.html.
To assess injury to soybean and options to consider, see http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/hailsoy.html.
As damaged corn plants (growing point not killed) begin to recover, many are noticing whorls tied up in themselves. The vast majority of those plants will recover and become normal plants.
Roger Elmore has two more detailed articles in the ICM News at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/CropNews/2008/0607LoriAbendrothRogerElmore.htm and http://www.extension.iastate.edu/CropNews/2009/061901.htm.
FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Cover Crops Field Day
12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2014
Location: Dick Sloan farm, 3046 Harrison Ave., Rowley, IA.
Lunch: RSVP for lunch to Lauren at PFI at 515-232-5661.
Topics: Growing winter cereal rye for grain production and using cover crops after rye by Dick Sloan. Also presenting are ISU Extension nutrient specialist Chad Engels, Cedar River Coalition watershed coordinator Mary Beth Stevenson and NRCS State Soil Scientist Rick Bednarek
Directions: From Independence, go south on Hwy. 150 for 5 miles; turn west (right) onto D47 (290th St); go 2 miles. Turn south (left) onto Harrison Ave, go 1.5 miles. Farmstead will be on the left.
Spring Field Day Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Details are 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
Details will appear at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetmusc.html.
Hay & Forage Expo
June 25 26, 2014
Spring Field Day Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014
In addition, training for Certified Crop Advisors will be conducted, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Registration for the CCA training is now open at the website below.
Details are at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetserc.html.
Weed Science Field Day
8:30 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014
Details are at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/CropNews/2014/0606owen.htm.
Mid-season Crop Management Clinic
9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Details are at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/feel/mid.
Late-season Crop Management Clinic
9:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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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