Articles related to Crops

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 14:00

Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists now have a place to collectively document and track corn and soybean diseases this growing season. This social media effort is part of the Integrated Pest Information Platform for Education and Extension (iPiPE). The hope is to use tweets of crop disease photos from around the country for future disease tracking and prevention purposes.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 14:05

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop, saturated buffer, soil health and more field day 6-8:30 p.m Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Lee Tesdell’s farm, rural Slater. The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 15:09

The annual Van Buren County Pasture Walk, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is set for Aug. 1 and will be hosted by Sid and Sparky Wellman.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 08:23

Information of interest to farmers in northwest Iowa will be presented July 12 at a field day at the Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:19

Having a plan is one of the most important ingredients for marketing both old and new crop corn and soybeans.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:44

Four workshops will be held this summer and fall to help Technical Service Providers (TSPs), Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and other advisors who work directly with farmers and landowners achieve their certification in prairie strip design, establishment and monitoring.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:20

Maya Hayslett has been hired as the new crop sciences youth educator and will be working closely with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources programs to provide leadership and direction for the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Crop Science-STEM priority topic area.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:55

A multidisciplinary team of scientists at Iowa State University has completed two years of a long-term field study to better understand the impacts of cover crops on nutrient loss with surface runoff.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 08:58

Today some farmers, in an effort to lower costs as commodity markets remain low, have started planting corn without the Bt traits that have proven so effective against European corn borer and other caterpillars - and they are now having questions about the biology, life cycle and management of European corn borer.