Crops

Local Highlights

March 2, 2017

A Field Crop Scout Schooldesigned for beginning crop scouts will be held Saturday, March 25, at the Scheman Building in Ames. The day-long course features sessions on crop growth and development, scouting methods and techniques, and identification of weeds, diseases and insects.

May 16, 2012

The cash rental rate information presented in the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2016 Survey is the result of a survey of farmers, landowners, lenders, real estate brokers, and professional farm managers.

Keep Palmer amaranth off YOUR farm-- Workshop offered by Monroe Couty Extension

On March 7th, 2017, the Monroe County Extension Office will be offering a Palmer Amaranth Workshop.  The workshop will include:

  • Update on Palmer Amaranth infestations in Iowa
  • Key identification traits to differentiate Palmer amaranth other amaranths in Iowa
  • Information on management in crop and non-crop areas

2.0 CEUs will be offered for Cerfified Crop Advisors. Please Register by March 2 with the Monroe County Extension Office at 641-932-5612. There is no cost to attend the worshop. Lunch will be sponsored by the Monroe County Farm Bureau.

Contact ISU Extension Field Agronomist, Rebecca Vittetoe, at 319-653-4811 or rka8@iastate.edu for information.

 

 

Farm Custom Rate Survey

Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2005 Survey

Southeast Iowa Crops Newsletter

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.

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

  • 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.

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

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