Crops

Local Highlights

local food producer training cedar rapids iowa marketing
February 13, 2014

This two-day training program is based around best business practices identified by buyers in these markets that are actively seeking local suppliers and will help farm vendors selling dairy, fruits, meats and vegetables design a business strategy to succeed. It will be offered in Linn County February 20 and March 6.  Registration is required.

commercial pesticide applicator recertification classes
January 22, 2014

Linn County Extension will serve as a site for upcoming Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators. Please register early to avoid the late registration fee!

2013 Iowa Farmland value
December 26, 2013

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. Values increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row and achieved historic peaks.

Crop Advantage Series
December 10, 2013

Crop Advantage brings the latest crop production information from ISU Extension and Outreach to a location near you each January. Each location includes key statewide topics as well as a program developed by ISU field agronomists specifically for your region. 

private pesticide applicator certification recertification iowa cedar rapids
December 10, 2013

Private Pesticide Applicators will have the opportunity to renew their certification at locations held in and around Linn County this winter.

Weekly Crop Conditions report
Integrated Crop Management:
 the source for Iowa Crop Production News  
Iowa Crop Performance Tests
(ICPT)
 help farmers select the best hybrids & varieties for production conditions.
 
 
Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification
 

Soybean Extension & Research
- the latest research-based information and recommendations on soybean production in Iowa
Crop Soil Test
ing
form
Multiflora Rose Control

Cost Decision Tools
help you to determine pasture cost improvement, hay storage cost comparison, crop production costs and much more!

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

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

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