Articles related to Crops

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:13

Iowa farmers are well aware that populations of Bt-resistant corn rootworm have been found in the state, and more than half are concerned that the pest will become a major problem here, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:43

The five-year Iowa Learning Farms project is commemorating 10 years in 2014.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:55

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-day crop production short course Feb. 18-19 focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management. Registration is limited to 40 participants; pre-registration is required and must be made by Feb. 11.

Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:37

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, March 8 at the Scheman Continuing Education Building and a supplemental field scouting basics class in May at the Field Extension Education Laboratory.

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:25

Crop producers are faced with new grain storage issues as they store increasing amounts of grain for local processing, sometimes storing grain for a full year. A team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field and campus specialists is working to meet the informational needs farmers have related to grain storage.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 13:06

Eight manure applicator certification workshops are scheduled throughout February for confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:00

The Iowa Organic Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program invite farmers to tour Grain Millers Inc., a small-grain processing facility located in St. Ansgar, Iowa, on Friday, Feb. 7. The tour and program take a look at the challenges organic farmers and food processors have finding providing organic commodities to meet increased demand for organic food.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:06

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Creston, making this the fifth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:25

To help farmers in their decision-making, Iowa Learning Farms has launched a new tool to help calculate and compare the costs of using cover crops, including seed, application and chemical termination. It is available as an Excel file on the ILF website.