Crops

Local Highlights

July 29, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invite women farmers and agribusiness professionals to take part in Annie’s Project, an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s role in modern agriculture. The program will be hosted at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee, beginning Thursday, August 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and continuing for the next five Thursdays. A light supper will be provided each week at 5:30 p.m. 

February 24, 2016

Fortunately for farmers who want to get a stronger grasp on their finances and budget, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a variety of resources designed to help producers plan and keep their heads above water until prices increase

February 24, 2016

Swine facility managers can determine the approximate level of energy that should be used to both heat swine in the winter and keep them cool in warmer months using benchmarks in a new extension publication.

PPAT
January 1, 2016

Attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20. You need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. See full details here.

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.

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