Local Highlights

November 21, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach publication explains how basis works, when it can be used.

November 21, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Elk Run Watershed and Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The 12-2 p.m. field day will be held in the Wapiti Room at the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center near Carroll. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

November 21, 2017

There are many different types of contracts that can be used to sell grain. One of these is a deferred price contract, also known as a credit sale contract. These contracts are different from cash and priced forward contracts because they create a unique relationship between the two parties: the seller becomes an unsecured creditor of the buyer.grain storage elevators

November 9, 2017

Yes, the weather has turned cold, with hard freezes and continuing freezing overnight temperatures now the norm. Most garden crops have been harvested. But a few root crops remain, and with good reason. When is the right time to harvest and store them properly?

November 7, 2017

Registration is available for a short course on advanced grain elevator operations management. The course, presented by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, will be Jan. 8-12, 2018, at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center, Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa.

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.

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

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