Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:50
The cost of corn and soybean production in Iowa is expected to fall this year, according to a new study done by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The cost of corn production is expected to drop by 12 percent and soybean production will dip by 9 percent.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:45
Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop workshop Thursday, March 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The workshop is free, open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch.
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:13
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop workshop Wednesday, March 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Dordt College.
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 13:47
Workshops will be held in southeastern Iowa for farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage Palmer amaranth, a weed new to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 13:50
Ethanol plants need to be especially cautious of moldy corn this spring due to a humid fall and excessive amounts of corn stored in outdoor piles. The issue going forward will be to get all corn properly cooled and aerated before spoilage worsens.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:18
Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture, has now been discovered in at least 48 counties. Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage this new threat may attend a workshop at several eastern Iowa locations.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 15:47
The Iowa State University research project known as Science-based Trials of Row-crops Integrated with Prairie Strips, or STRIPS, was recently awarded grants that will enable the STRIPS team to train Technical Service Providers and Certified Crop Advisers for certification in prairie strips design, establishment and monitoring, making this conservation tool accessible to more Iowa farmers.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 09:14
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Marion County Extension Office.
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 16:03
A Field Crop Scout School designed for beginning crop scouts will be held Saturday, March 25, at the Scheman Building in Ames. The day-long course features sessions on crop growth and development, scouting methods and techniques, and identification of weeds, diseases and insects.
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 15:43
To explain how to take good soil samples, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a new publication, "Take a Good Soil Sample to Help Make Good Fertilization Decisions."