Crops

Local Highlights

March 19, 2020

The coronavirus could affect China's $12.5 billion trade commitment in some significant ways, as shipping is delayed.

February 26, 2020

Learn how to track the true cost of marketing spectialty crops with this helpful toolkit from the Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 31, 2020

Iowa farmers can evaluate the cost of crop production in 2020 and compare different scenarios of profitability. The information is included in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's "Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa." report.

November 22, 2019

The meetings will give producers a solid foundation of current research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for their farming operation.

October 30, 2019

To help Iowans understand their options under the 2018 Farm Bill, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is planning meetings to explain the different farm bill titles and programs that pertain to each part of the state.

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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