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Dustin Vande Hoef
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The Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator is available to help farmers find the maximum return to nitrogen fertilizer applications and the most profitable application rate for their farm. Having adequate nitrogen available is critical for corn production, but given the high prices for fertilizer it is important farmers determine the right amount that is needed on their crops.
Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall. Harvest is progressing rapidly in many parts of the state and officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach said that waiting can help reduce nitrogen loss and better protects the environment.
The emerald ash borer, a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees, has been discovered in Missouri Valley. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached 35.
Beneficial insects will be introduced next week at Mount Hosmer City Park in Lansing for the biocontrol of emerald ash borer. This control approach known as biological control reunites natural enemies with an invasive pest, in this case to help suppress EAB populations.
Emerald ash borer, a very destructive, exotic insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to 35 counties in Iowa.
Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Adair and Adams counties in Iowa.
Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall.
Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills all ash species, has been positively identified in the city of Osceola in Clarke County. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, EAB has now been confirmed in 39 counties.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean John Lawrence and Iowa farmer Larry Buss of Logan yesterday announced the release of the Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan.
Emerald ash borer, a highly destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Bellevue and Marquette. Native to Asia, EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees nationwide.