Crops

Local Highlights

women checking crop stand counts
June 4, 2017

Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session workshop being offered for women landowners, farmers and ag retailers who are interested in learning more about agronomy. The next session is set for 5:00 p.m. on July 10.

Meaghan Anderson
June 21, 2017

Meaghan Anderson is an ISU Extension and Outreach agronomy specialist. Meaghan works from the Johnson County Extension Office in Iowa City and serves eastern Iowa counties including: Benton, Buchanan, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Poweshiek, Tama and Washington.  Click here for Crop Update.

farm lease agreement
June 8, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Washington County is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on Tuesday August 8 at 6:00 PM. The annual meeting is offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

May 14, 2017

The ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2017 Survey is available.  This survey shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

IDALS Logo
April 28, 2017

The Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship (IDALS) will offer pesticide testing on the second Friday of each month at the Washington County Extension office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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