Articles related to Crops

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 11:31

Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall. Harvest is progressing rapidly in many parts of the state and officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach said that waiting can help reduce nitrogen loss and better protects the environment.

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 07:53

During harvest time the Iowa Farm Safety Council strives to increase knowledge about agricultural hazards and dangers and to encourage Iowans to make better safety and health decisions.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 08:28

Educating the next generation of farmers is a goal of Iowa State University’s Integrated Pest Management program.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 07:56

During National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 20-26, agriculture engineering experts at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach suggest farmers plan ahead for hazardous situations that may occur in confined spaces.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 08:22

Growing switchgrass and miscanthus for bioenergy production and bioproduct markets research will be featured at the Bioenergy Field Tour on Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 13:18

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa are hosting a field day Sept. 10 at the Arliss Nielsen farm, rural Woolstock. The field day will focus on drainage water management and cover crops.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:49

As harvest approaches, propane is a key ingredient for anyone using a high-temperature system to dry corn. A case study conducted by Mark Hanna, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help farmers as they plan for harvest and winter storage.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 09:46

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Walnut Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the pond on Jim Bourn’s farm, north of Red Oak.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 13:49

Only one acre is planted, with nearly 1,000 plants, but it required a lot of work and a team of horticulturists to accomplish the new hops endeavor at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station north of Ames.