Articles related to Crops

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:46

An interdisciplinary team of weed scientists will conduct a survey of 10,000 farmers to gain a better understanding of the causes and consequences of herbicide resistant weeds, and the strategies farmers are using to cope with them.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 13:58

Farmers will have the chance to participate in farmer-to-mentor round tables with organic producers and those experienced with organic certification.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 15:46

A new publication, Farm Energy: Case Studies – Techniques to improve tractor energy efficiency and fuel savings, is now available for download in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 08:17

Brian Gelder will discuss updates to the Iowa Daily Erosion Project to Version 2 as it expands to cover Minnesota and Kansas.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 09:24

Due to increased interest in farmland drainage in the past year, ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a workshop that covers many aspects essential to designing and planning new drainage systems or retrofitting existing systems.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:50

Farming has become increasingly complex, and farmers must consider many factors as they weigh decisions about planting and fertilizing, pest and disease management and soil and water conservation. As they gather information and advice to make decisions, farmers rely on a variety of professional advisers to varying degrees, according to the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:29

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sam and Julie Spellman farm, rural Woodward. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 10:52

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are topics at ISU Extension and Outreach meetings in Iowa City Nov. 24 and Ames Dec. 16.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 10:31

Much grain has been harvested and put into the bin at 60 degrees and warmer, so proper grain drying and cooling is essential for storage life and grain quality. For safe grain storage during warmer conditions core it, cool it and check it.