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March 7, 2016

Agronomy in the Field for Women has started. May 3rd we will be discussing soybean planting, soybean seed treatments and will look at the same corn field to talk about corn emergence and doing stand counts.  Make sure to bring your boots! This group will meet every other week during the growing season on Tuesday evenings at the Smeltzer Iowa Learning Farm (2610 Nelson Ave/County Rd P59 - located 1 mile south of Otho on the east side of the road).   There is no fee to participate and you do not need to commit to the entire growing season to attend.  For more information click on Agronomy in the Field for Women.

Statewide Resources

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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