Crops

Local Highlights

February 23, 2015

 Meeting state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements can be as easy as pulling out a smartphone or tablet for producers and agribusinesses, thanks to an app Iowa State University helped develop.

February 16, 2015

Pre-register by Thursday, March 5th

February 16, 2015

The 2015 North Iowa Agriculture Summit offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Lakes Community College will be Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Iowa Lakes Community College Campus in Emmetsburg. The North Iowa Agriculture Summit is an opportunity for producers and agriculture professionals to become better informed about what is happening in the industry, to network and share resources.

February 16, 2015

 Nitrogen management, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture and a grain market outlook will highlight the annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association and an update of research at the Iowa State University Northern Research Farm.

February 11, 2015

 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators on seven different dates and locations in February.

QUICK LINKS:

NC Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletters

ISU Integrated Crop Managment NEWS

2014 Fall Frost/Freeze Resources

2014 Oat Variety Trial

 

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Other crop links:

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) - Pesticide Bureau - information for pesticide applicators, apiary list, endangered species list

Iowa Soybean Rust Team -- latest information on soybean rust.  This site has maps, photos, and articles for ISU experts. 

Ag weather links -- national weather service, growing degree days, Iowa maps, Iowa averages, Iowa observations (MESONET)

Corn Management (The Maize Page)

Soybean production and management

Soil Fertility

Reiman Gardens

Weed Management

Plant Pathology Extension

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.

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

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