Farmers considering cover crops and prevented planting options have several options to consider.
Iowa State University researchers are looking for soybean fields with seedling disease to identify pathogen species that contribute to stand loss in Iowa.
Extensive spring precipitation fostered ideal conditions for side-hill seeps. Read more to learn about evaluating your field conditions and developing a management plan to alleviate side-hill seep problems.
The existence of active root system of any plant (cover crop, soybean, etc.) can remediate the potential damage cause by excessively wet conditions.
Cooler spring temperatures have slowed down corn rootworm egg hatch. Many regions will reach 700 degree days in the next week or two.
One downside to the excess spring percipitation has been the movement of carryover nitrate deeper into the profile and into tile lines, resulting in high nitrate-N concentrations in surface waters.
The Iowa State University Weed Science Field Day scheduled for June 27 has been cancelled. Field books will be available after June 27 at the Curtiss Farm Pesticide Mixing Facility on South State Street in Ames.
It usually takes five or six weeks after planting before soybean cyst nematode (SCN) females first appear on soybean roots. But on June 2, SCN females were observed on susceptible soybean roots in southeast Iowa, just 26 days after planting. Increased early SCN activity may be problematic for soybean producers.
At this time, Palmer amaranth has not been confirmed in the state, but because of its presence in surrounding states we suspect it may be here, or will appear in the near future. Identifying infestations of Palmer amaranth when they first get started is the key to preventing its spread in Iowa.
Soybean sudden death syndrome is one of the most damaging diseases of soybeans in Iowa and much of the Midwest. There are two phases of this disease – a root rot phase and a foliar symptom phase.
The Agricultural Health Study survey will be mailed starting in June 2013 to all participants. Over 40,000 people completed the last interview, and the study investigators would like even more to participate this time around.
The frequent rains that have soaked Iowa this year have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas. Many producers are wondering what options they have under their multiple peril crop insurance (MPCI) policies.
Certified crop advisers can earn five hours of credit by attending a special CCA morning session, followed by the afternoon spring field day tour at the Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville on June 27.
Producers must make accurate late-planting and replanting decisions by carefully evaluating the situation in terms of projected yields and profitability.
With the rain already received and more in the forecast, we likely won’t be in the field for several more days. Should we consider planting shorter-season hybrids?
The procedure used to collect fall and spring samples to profile residual nitrate-N and a summary of the findings.
About 10 percent of common stalk borer larvae can begin moving to corn after accumulating 1,300-1,400 degree days (base 41 degrees F). This week, some parts of southern Iowa reached this important benchmark. Scouting for migrating larvae in corn should begin this week to make timely treatment decisions.
The Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator is an online tool that allows determination of nitrogen (N) application rates for corn production and is helpful in determining the effect of fertilizer and corn price on needed rates.
The wet spring has raised many concerns about manure management for Iowa crop and livestock farmers. This article contains a quick list of issues and possible responses to the issues.
This particularly wet time in Iowa may be conducive to slugs. Slugs can attack seeds or seedlings and reduce stand, or they can defoliate established stands.
The Field Extension Education Laboratory has named Stuart McCulloh as its new program coordinator.
The spring rains have left producers wondering what option they have under their multiple peril crop insurance (MPCI) policies.
Learn more about how foliar fungicides affected 2012 corn yields.
Producers should be looking for black cutworm larvae. Use this information as you scout your fields.
Improve your diagnostic skills and enhance your knowlege of the pathogens that cause early season diseases by attending this crop disease workshop on June 6.
What does the 2013 cropping season look like from this mid-May perspective?
UAN and pre-emergence products can be applied to emerged corn, but using UAN as a herbicide carrier may result in foliar damage.
A upcoming weed science field day will cover tillage, consrevation tillage and conventional tillage experiements, as well as new herbicides and application techniques.
Monitoring soil conditions and soil moisture recharge will help you assess the effectiveness of certain tillage and other management practices in achieving potential yield and improving soil quality.
A new iPad app allows users to link information to specific locations using satellite mapping and document pesticide application information.
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