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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.

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.


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.