Crops

Local Highlights

October 2, 2014

Observations on how to handle and harvest this year’s expected large crop come from ISU Extension Engineering and Bio Ag Specialist Dr. Charles Hurburgh

August 18, 2014

How are the corn an soybeans doing…what insects to watch….how is Iowa doing versus our neighbors?

March 26, 2014

This report gives ranges and averages for various farm tillage and storage operations

November 12, 2013

This year 108 varieties (68 corn and 40 soybean) received side-by-side comparisons at the Steve Boevers’ field along Hwy 63. Corn hybrids were ranked in four classes:  conventional; 103-day or less; 104-107 days; 108 days or later maturity.  This resulted in an 80% increase from 38-68 varieties from area dealers.  Soybeans are ranked as early or late maturity.  Wet spring planting was followed by a dry summer, but the rains came at the optimum time.

October 23, 2013

Bremer County offers Pesticide Trainings in Tripoli & Waverly.

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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