Articles related to Crops

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:11

Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms late-summer field days will cover crop issues heading into harvest. Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place rain or shine. The first field day is Aug. 19 at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 13:00

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a Late Season Crop Management Clinic Aug. 26-27, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone, Iowa. The course is designed for agribusiness professionals and crop producers.

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 07:42

The field day will look at the impacts and findings from the past 25 years of research at the Drainage Research and Demonstration Project site, current research results, and their relationship to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:05

This month’s guest speaker is Tom Kaspar who will present “Reaching the Full Potential of Cover Crops in Iowa.”

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 14:50

The Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm has a new manager and a new staff member.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 13:23

Many crop producers are using best management practices to reduce and control nutrient loss and soil erosion from crop land. These same conservation methods can be applied to large-scale gardens and commercial vegetable production. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is releasing two new publications about combining cover crops and strip-tillage systems and their use in vegetable production.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:42

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 07:15

Recognizing the impact rain can have on hay is important this summer with the frequent rains that challenge hay producers wanting to mow, bale and store hay.

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 08:22

In a step-by-step approach, instructions will be offered for reading a manure test and determining how much of the crop nutrient needs can be met with manure applications.