Crops

Local Highlights

Joel DeJong photo
February 19, 2016

Cover Crop Workshop, NW Research Farm, February 24 - Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, February 24, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30p.m. at the Iowa State University (ISU) Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm.  The event is free, open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

Farmer's Coffee photo
February 8, 2016

Are you a farmer or are you involved in the agriculture industry? If yes, plan on attending Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Crawford County’s Farmer’s Coffee February 17 at 9:30 a.m. sponsored by Wells Fargo. 

ag decision maker
January 22, 2016

Business Solutions for Farms and Agribusiness from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

Joel DeJong photo
January 19, 2016

Nitrogen loss from fall rainfall? – In December, John Sawyer wrote a very good article titled "Nitrogen Loss?" for the Integrated Crop Management Newsletter. If you applied N last fall, regardless of form, I encourage you to click on the linked article title above and read this article. A quick review - nitrogen in the ammonium form does not leach with that rainfall we received in November and early December.

Joel DeJong photo
December 28, 2015

May 2016 be a great year for each and every one of you! – I know the markets indicate that 2016 could well be a challenging year for many. But my hope is that this new year is still a very rewarding year for you, even if it isn't a great financial one. May 2016 bring you happiness and good health! 

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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