Crops

Local Highlights

November 25, 2020

The Ag Chemical Dealer meetings have transitioned to virtual delivery. This year’s featured topic is sprayer cleanout to minimize tank contamination. These meetings will also feature a short crop disease and insect update covering topics like Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans, tar spot in corn and corn rootworm. The session will be offered from 9 am to 11:30 am on Dec. 8, and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm on Dec. 15.

November 13, 2020

2020-2021 Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses are offered in person at the Henry County Extension Office. Space is limited to accomodate social distancing. Pre-registration is required. Call 319-385-8126 to reserve your spot today! 

November 4, 2020

The Integrated Crop Management Conference and Crop Advantage Series for this winter are being replaced with CropsTV. The new program is aimed at delivering crop production information directly to farmers and agribusinesses.

October 19, 2020

Fall commercial pesticide re-certification starts this month. Courses are in person at the extension office. Space is limited to allow for adequate social distancing. Pre-registration is required. Call 319-385-8126 before the deadline to reserve your spot!

November 20, 2019

Keep up to date with our ISU Extension and Outreach Ag Specialists as they dicuss hot topics and upcoming events in each edition of the Southeast Iowa Ag Newsletter.

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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