Crops

Local Highlights

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June 7, 2019

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar Wednesday, June 19 at 12 p.m. about drainage water recycling.

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June 3, 2019

Farmers who attend the annual spring field day at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will get an inside look at popular topics for 2019, including industrial hemp, small grains production and the growing season forecast.

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May 29, 2019

The wet spring has some farmers weighing their options for delayed and prevented planting, and whether an alternative crop is best

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May 24, 2019

The Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:10 PM on Wednesday, June 26.

Photo: Conversations are critical when landowners and tenants establish cash ren
May 23, 2019
Rental rates have adjusted to the softening ag market, but corn and soybean prices dropped more

Manure applicator training for Commercial or Confinement will be held on the first Friday, at 9:00 a.m. during the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December. You must call and register at least one day in advance. If no reservations are received, the program will be cancelled. If there is a request for training on a day other than scheduled, there will be a $10 fee.

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Field Crops Soil Sample Test Form

Publications

Newsletters

Websites
-Pest Management and the Environment
-Pesticide Applicator Info
-Integrated Pest Management
-ISU Research and Demonstration Farms
-Small Farm Sustainability
-Value Added Agriculture
-Women in Agriculture

Crop Testing
-ISU Crop Testing Home Page
-2018 Iowa Crop Performance Test - Corn
-2018 Iowa Crop Performance Test - Soybeans

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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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

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

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

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

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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