Crops

Local Highlights

July 24, 2013

First, hybrids vary in their tolerance to lodging. Second, root lodging can be directly tied to rootworm larvae feeding. Third, plants may lodge simply because of strong winds and saturated soils (may or may not exhibit rootworm damage). Warm, dry conditions during corn's vegetative period result in deep root penetration while cool, wet conditions result in shallow root systems. The latter would result in corn that is more prone to root lodging from strong winds and saturated soils.

September 14, 2007

You can view or print these leasing forms on the web. Double click to view which one you would like.

November 16, 2006

Here is the most recent Custom Rate Survey and Cash Rental Rates.

QUICK LINKS:

Crop Happenings/Integrated Agronomics Newsletters

ISU Integrated Crop Managment NEWS

MID TO LATE OCTOBER 13 HAY PRICE UPDATE

Newsletters from other ISU Extension field agronomists

Extension Crop & Pest Management  Newsletters from other states

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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

Weather and Crop Comments - Elwynn Taylor 

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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