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Yard and Garden: Balancing Landscape Plants and Deicing Salts

December 14, 2016, 4:25 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Winter is here, and with it comes inclement, icy, snowy weather. Many Iowans use deicing salts to rid their properties of snow and ice, and deicing trucks and snowplows also spread chemicals on roads and streets. But these chemicals can have a negative effect on landscape plants. Read more about Yard and Garden: Balancing Landscape Plants and Deicing Salts

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Vomitoxin Found across the Corn Belt

May 4, 2017, 8:24 am | Charles Hurburgh, Erin Bowers

High levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin commonly known as vomitoxin, are being found in grain across the Corn Belt, including eastern Iowa. Contaminated corn is an issue especially in dried distillers grains and solubles (DDGS), according to Erin Bowers, mycotoxin sampling and analysis specialist with Iowa State University. Read more about Vomitoxin Found across the Corn Belt

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Herbicide Resistant Weed Concerns Shown in Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll

February 8, 2018, 11:13 am | J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Grant Wall

The 2017 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll surveyed Iowa farmers to ask them if they have herbicide resistant weeds in their fields, to learn about perspectives on the manageability of major weeds, and to measure their level of concern about herbicide resistance. Read more about Herbicide Resistant Weed Concerns Shown in Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll

Iowa State University Leads Harrison County Project to Combat Weeds Resistant to Herbicides

February 13, 2018, 12:04 pm | Ed Adcock

A team of Harrison County farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers, bankers, seed and chemical company representatives, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are addressing the increasing threat of herbicide resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth. Read more about Iowa State University Leads Harrison County Project to Combat Weeds Resistant to Herbicides

Ag Chemical Dealer Updates Provide Timely Crop Pest and Nutrient Information

October 19, 2017, 2:33 pm | Brent Pringnitz

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are the featured topics at Ag Chemical Dealer Updates sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Iowa City, Nov. 21 and Ames, Dec. 13. Read more about Ag Chemical Dealer Updates Provide Timely Crop Pest and Nutrient Information

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Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator Helps Farmers Determine Fertilizer Needs, Protects Environment

October 25, 2012, 11:53 am | Dustin Vande Hoef, Willy Klein

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. Read more about Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator Helps Farmers Determine Fertilizer Needs, Protects Environment

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