Crops

Local Highlights

May 25, 2017

The field days are part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week, which runs from June 27-29.

“The purpose of these field days is to build awareness around the research related to nitrogen management and water quality,” said Jamie Benning, water quality program manager with ISU Extension and Outreach. “The field days will also allow participants to visit the sites where research is occurring relating to nitrogen management and water quality.”

February 22, 2017

Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist will be the speaker at Women, Land and Legacy event held on March 23. This event is titled, “Developing Strategies and Tools: Building a Crop Marketing Plan.” 

February 2, 2017

Women Managing Crops is a four week session course designed for women of all ages and experience levels who want to know more about key agronomic decisions for corn and soybean production the sessions take a seasonal approach and cover decision making for pre-planting, the growing phase and harvest.

This program will be held on Tuesday’s from 9 am to noon starting March 21 and continuing until April 11 at Immaculate Conception Parish Center at 305 North Cameron Street in Graettinger. A light meal will be served at noon. The registration fee is $50. 
January 18, 2017

Did you miss the Private Pesticide Trainings in Graettinger? Here is a list of the upcoming trainings around the state.

October 19, 2016

Come listen to Karen Schwaller's inspirational and funny stories about life on a rural Iowa farm. You won't want to miss this evening. Karen shares stories about life through that agricultural lens. Cost is $15 which includes a meal. To register call 712-852-2865.


Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

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

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

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

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

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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

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