Crops

Local Highlights

June 19, 2017

With the confirmation of Emerald Ash Borer in Alta recently, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will be holding an informational session on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County Office (209 Centennial Drive, Cherokee). The session is free for all who wish to attend and pre-registration is not necessary. 

June 16, 2017

Dakota Access Pipeline Restroation Field Day

Area Farmers and the public are invited to attend an informational meeting by Iowa State University Extension and outreach specialists regarding a Dakota Access Pipeline Restoration Field Day on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Allee Demonstration Farm.  Topics to be discussed include the Dakota Access Pipeline restroation project, manure calibration and manifold distribution.

June 14, 2017

Farmers and the public are invited to attend Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach’s Annual Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day on Wednesday, July 12 at the Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland. Check-in and registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will present timely research and crop production information throughout the morning. 

June 13, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach recently released the schedule for the Annual Northwest Iowa Land Leasing and Value Meetings. The meetings are intended for current and prospective tenants and landlords, and will cover current cash rental rates and land value survey results; how to determine a fair cash rent for 2017-18; effective tenant/landlord communication; strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease; and other ag lease decision-making resources.  

June 5, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of field days in June designed to help farmers understand how to both improve their profit and improve water quality. The field days are part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week, which runs from June 27-29.

Crop Update Newsletters prepared by ISU Extension and Outreach Crops Field Specialist, Joel DeJong

Corn Production Web Site - Management Information for Producing Corn in Iowa

Estimating Corn Yields - Yield Calculator

Iowa Crop Improvement Association - Iowa Crop Performance Test Results

Iowa Soybean Rust Team Web Site

Growing Degree Days

Soil Temperatures (Avg. 4")
Soil Temperatures (High & Low 4")

ISU "Ag Climate" Network

Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2012
   Excel spreadsheets for use in developing budgets

Estimated Costs of Pasture and Hay Production, AG 0096
This is a summary of estimated costs of improving pasture by five different systems. For each system, both the initial cost per acre and the annual maintenance cost per acre are presented.

Trend-Adjusted Actual Production History (APH)
This new feature has been approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation starting in the 2012 crop year.

How to Interpret Your Manure Analysis, PM 3014

Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Information

Confinement and Commercial Manure Applicator Information

ISU Research and Demonstration Farms
   Research reports, weather data, field days, farm information

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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Share |