Crops

Local Highlights

Office Closed
July 1, 2020

To keep staff safe and healthy for county fair it was decided today that the Crawford County Extension office will continue to be open by appointment only. The door is locked so please call ahead or knock when here. Staff is back in the office every day and our office hours are 8:00- 4:30 Monday- Friday, please call our office (712-263-4697) or email (xcrawford@iastate.edu). Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

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July 10, 2020

It appears obvious that some parts of NW and WC Iowa are short of moisture, and crops have been showing stress. The most recent drought monitor map shows the riskier areas. How does moisture stress effect yield?

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June 22, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing meetings during July and August. The annual meetings address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

Joel DeJong photo
May 6, 2020

Great planting progress! – The most recent Iowa Crop Progress report noted that 89% of the corn and 51% of the soybeans were planted as of May 3 in the NW crop reporting district. The west central district reported a little less corn in the ground, and about the same percentage of beans. 

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April 16, 2020

In this free webinar, Charles Brown and Kristine Tidgren from Iowa State University Extension provide an update for producers on COVID-19 legislation and resources applicable to their farming business. 

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

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.

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