Crops

Local Highlights

March 31, 2015

The four-page Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, has been revised and is available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a free download.

March 27, 2015

The four-page Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, has been revised and is available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a free download. The publication provides recommendations on how to protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer. 

March 4, 2015

 Using herbicides that differ in the ways they kill weeds goes a long way to battling herbicide resistance, according to Iowa State University agronomists.

March 4, 2015

 Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015, according to the2015 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey. The service categories that were surveyed include information on tillage, planting, spraying, harvesting and hauling grain and forages. Also included are values for miscellaneous services, and machinery and grain storage rental.

March 4, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Farm Financial Planning, a program providing one-on-one financial support and advice to farmers. The program includes FINPACK, a computerized analysis of the farm business. It also offers useful referrals to ISU Extension and Outreach programs and outside services such as counseling or finance management courses.

QUICK LINKS:

NC Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletters

ISU Integrated Crop Managment NEWS

2014 Fall Frost/Freeze Resources

2014 Oat Variety Trial

2014 Northern Iowa Research & Demonstration Farm Annual Report

 

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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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