Articles related to Crops

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:02

The 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is now available. The publication provides rates for custom work in tillage, planting, drilling and seeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, drying and hauling grain, harvesting forages, complete custom farming, labor and both bin and machine rental.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 15:13

The next monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be Wednesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. Liz Juchems, events coordinator with Iowa Learning Farms, will discuss a recent case study conducted by the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group examining the economic value of cover crops. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:40

Farmers in the Iowa City area who are interested in growing giant Miscanthus as a biomass fuel are invited to attend an informational meeting March 2 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Johnson County.

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 15:46

"Managing the N Factor," a web-based tool that highlights practices available to improve the quality of water throughout the state, was launched last week by ISU Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 14:47

As two Iowa ethanol production plants start their operations, they present an opportunity for producers to participate in a newly developing corn stover supply chain.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:36

Even with unfavorable winter weather conditions, researchers, faculty members, producers, students and policymakers from across the nation came together to discuss the pressing issues surrounding soil health. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 16:58

The Yellow Book has been published annually since 2005 with trial results and evaluations.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 15:05

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are asking soybean farmers to provide yield and agronomic data specific to their soybean production fields by March 1. The data will be used for a three-year project to identify key factors that prohibit soybean farmers from obtaining yields that are potentially attainable on their respective farms.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:55

The total cost of corn and soybean production in Iowa is expected to fall this year, according to a report published by Alejandro Plastina, an assistant professor in economics at Iowa State University and ISU Extension and Outreach economist.