Articles related to Crops

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:58

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield and actually increased soybean yields in seven site-years and corn yield in two-sites years, according to an eight-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:08

Six Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will make presentations during the 2017 Hawkeye Farm Show, Feb. 28-March 2 inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 14:33

The "2016 Yellow Book for Soybean Aphid" (CROP 3109) is now available as a free download through the Extension Store. The publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates based on Iowa State University research.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:45

A pair of Iowa State University professors will represent the state at the 2017 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 15.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 09:38

The second annual Soil Health Conference will be held in Ames, Iowa, on Feb. 16-17. This year’s event will consist of two full days of presentations on a wide variety of topics concerning soil health with invited guest speakers from around the country.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:32

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Pesticide Bureau has approved recertification credits for fruit and vegetable commercial and private pesticide applicators at the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference, Jan. 26-27, 2017, in Ankeny.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 09:24

An online course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help producers understand the process of transitioning to organic agriculture. The 16-week course begins Jan. 10, 2017.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:14

The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University. The series will be offered at 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 4-27. Continuing educations credits for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide safety recertification will be offered.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 09:53

The second annual Iowa Small Farms Conference will be held Feb. 11, 2017 in Ames, Iowa. Dan Perkins of Perkins’ Good Earth Farm will be the featured speaker along with a wide variety of track options and a trade show.