Crops

Local Highlights

July 11, 2018

Get current cash rental rates, farmland values surveys along with recorded videos and webcasts.

April 3, 2018

March 16, 2018, 9:05 am | Alejandro Plastina, Ann Johanns

An overall decrease of 5.6 percent for custom work can be expected in 2018, according to results of the 2018 Custom Rate Survey, conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 31, 2018

The third annual Iowa Small Farms Conference will be held on February 10, 2018, at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Speakers will highlight topics that include farm finances, hops production, gardening, wildlife habitat, beekeeping and much more. Offering a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics, the goal of this one-day conference is that attendees gain valuable insight on enterprise options and acreage management strategies. 

August 10, 2017

An Iowa State University project to forecast and evaluate real-time soil and crop conditions in specific fields will be the subject of a field day Aug. 24 at the Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Farm near Boone.

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August 1, 2017

South-central Iowa counties are currently under a moderate drought with some areas now under a severe drought. The drought conditions are causing major concerns for both crop and livestock producers. To help address those concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting six free drought meetings at the following locations.

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


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.

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

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