Crops

Local Highlights

September 17, 2014

Annie's Project is the agricultural business education program that empowers farm and ranch women who want to be more knowledgeable about their agricultural enterprises. Because the number of women operating farms in the U.S. has increased sharply in the past 30 years, this series of workshops is a must for today's farm and ranch women. All it requires is your interest to learn and six Monday evenings. A light supper begins at 5:30 pm and the program begins at 6:00 pm. Register today for this 6 week course!

August 19, 2014

The nature of farm work is very hazardous with a high incident of injury. Farmers use health insurance to protect the farm/property from risk. Many farm operations support multiple farm families. The ACA has changed health insurance plans for both the insured and uninsured.

Crop Production Resources

Integrated Agronomics
by Mark Johnson, Field Agronomist

Extension Weather Update and Soil Temperatures

Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator

Corn Planting Guide

Crop Minute Weekly Report

Crop Watch Blog
hosted by Iowa State University and Iowa Farmer Today

Intergrated Crop Management News

Iowa Farm Outlook

Monthly Ag Marketing Strategies Newsletter
by Steve Johnson, Farm Management Program Specialist

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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