Crops

Local Highlights

May 30, 2019

The wet spring has some farmers weighing their options for delayed and prevented planting, and whether an alternative crop is best.

May 30, 2019

The delays in planting get the headlines (for good reason), but another issue with prolonged wet periods is the inability to manage weeds and cover crops in a timely fashion. The following is a brief review of some of the problems that may be encountered.

January 16, 2018

When dealing with flooding or other natural disasters, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help. With a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website, Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week at no charge.

Visit Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's
Integrated Crop Management Website
-- Your Source for Iowa Crop Production News!

 

ISU Department of Entomology

Soybean Insects Guide

Soybean Aphids

Integrated Crop Management News

Corn Rootworm

European Corn Borer


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

Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • 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.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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