Crops

Local Highlights

July 3, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a Field Specialist I with a joint appointment within Human Sciences and Community & Economic Development that will focus on Extension engagement and education with Latino youth, families, businesses and communities. This position will also provide educational opportunities and programs, consultation, and technical assistance in the areas of human sciences, leadership development and community capacity building.

Farmland Leasing Meeting
June 10, 2014

Muscatine County Extension will be hosting a Farmland Leasing Meeting.   Attendees will be given an understanding of current cash rental rate surveys and the factors driving next years rents such as market trends and input costs.    A total of ten meetings will be held in East Central Iowa during the month of August.

Muscatine County New Farm Program Meeting
May 30, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Muscatine County will be coordinating a meeting for crop marketing strategies and the New Farm Program with the Lee Agency. This meeting is designed to help farmers, landowners, and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to marketing 2014 crops and pending enrollment decisions in the New Farm Program.

Pest Management and the Environment
February 13, 2014

Dates for Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators Continuing Instructional Courses are available. Please check the Muscatine County Extension Calendar for the CIC's that will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.

September 25, 2013

2014 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.

East-Central and Southeast Iowa Crop Information

This website contains current information for producers and agri-businesses regarding the agronomic crops grown in the Iowa counties of Benton, Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Scott, Tama, and Washington. Included are cultural, disease, insect, weed, fertility, and tillage issues related to corn, soybeans, hay, and small grains.

In addition, localized private and commercial pesticide applicator information is available here as well as information on field days and meetings.

East-Central and Southeast Iowa Crops

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

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