Crops

Local Highlights

Rows of corn in a field
February 7, 2020

Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Managment is February 12

Seed Treatments is February 19

Ornamental & Turfgrass is March 4

Certified Handlers is March 11

Women, Land and Legacy logo
January 28, 2020

POSTPONED:  Due to the weather, both sessions have been moved to next Thursday, February 20th.  Same times and place.  

Estate Planning:   How to get started. 

Women, Land, and Legacy offers you the opportunity to network with other local women landowners and become well-informed decision makers of your land and farming operation. 

John Deere high sprayer with booms out in a field.
January 27, 2020

January 30th at 1:30 and 7 pm.  
March 12th at 9:30 am.

Corn field with view of landscape
January 23, 2020

Learn how to interpret soil tests and methods to improve soil health and fertility profitably!

Green high sprayer
January 10, 2020

Thursday, January 30th and Thursday,  March 12th.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • 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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