Crops

Local Highlights

June 17, 2014

The forces of nature - wind, water, and extremes of temperature can leave one unprepared.  Remember to take care of yourself and your family first, then deal with the things you may have lost to the disaster.

October 24, 2013
July 19, 2012

Find resources for dealing with crops, livestock, yards and more.

May 4, 2011

Our new field agronomist, Terry Basol, has developed a new 'CropChat Newsletter'. Read this newletter on-line or let him know if you'd like to receive your own personal e-mail newsletter.

December 6, 2010

Steve Barnhart, Professor of Agronomy/Forages at Iowa State University Extension has provided this Hay Price information. See the hay prices at auction from across the state. Much of the price information is obtained from USDA Hay Market News.

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents.  Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information. 

Popular Publications from ISU:

Integrated Crop Management Newsletters

Iowa Dept. of Ag & Land Stewardship (IDALS)

Iowa Ag Climate Network

Iowa Ag Statistics

Butler County Ag Statistics 

Iowa Commodity Organizations

Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG)

ISU Research Farms (see NE Research Farm-Nashua)

Facts about Iowa Agriculture

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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