Crops

Local Highlights

September 15, 2014

A workshop on cover cropping will be presented by Dr. Ajay Nair on Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Cresco, Iowa at the Featherlite Center on the Fairgrounds.

September 17, 2014

Allamakee County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 12.

September 17, 2014

Allamakee County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

September 9, 2014

Iowa State University Extension will host an Ag Outlook & Management Seminar in Waterloo on Wednesday, November 12 starting at 8:30 a.m.  The site is the MidWestOne Bank located at 4510 Prairie Pkwy, Cedar Falls.

September 9, 2014

The ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team is putting Manure Management as a top educational priority for this programming year.  The on-farm tours in NE Iowa will highlight various manure management systems for all of us to better our skills of managing manure.

Manure applicator training for Commercial or Confinement will be held on the first Friday, at 9:00 a.m. during the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December. You must call and register at least one day in advance. If no reservations are received, the program will be cancelled. If there is a request for training on a day other than scheduled, there will be a $10 fee.

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Publications

Newsletters

Websites
-Pest Management and the Environment
-Pesticide Applicaor Info
-Integrated Pest Management
-ISU Research and Demonstration Farms

Crop Testing
-ISU Crop Testing Home Page
-2011 Iowa Crop Performance Test - Corn
-2011 Iowa Crop Performance Test - Soybeans

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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