Crops

Local Highlights

storm damage
September 3, 2020

Communication is key in helping producers and grain buyers determine the best course of action

August 6, 2020

Weekly online updates from ag specialists offer strategies, information to recover from stress.

July 29, 2020

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig confirmed today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is aware that individuals in Iowa have received unsolicited seed shipments from China and other countries. The Department is asking anyone who receives unlabeled seed from an unknown origin to retain the original packaging and report it immediately at 515-281-5321.

Planting Corn
May 20, 2020

Cash rent per acre up over last year, but economic challenges could influence the future

Field sprayer in action.
April 16, 2020

Iowans have two options to help with pesticide certifications and records

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.

Check Soil Temperatures

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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