Local Highlights

September 20, 2018

Matt Helmers, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and extension agricultural engineer, began his duties as the director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center on Sept. 1.

September 18, 2018

The lion’s share of payments under the United States Department of Agriculture’s new Market Facilitation Program are going to pork and soybean producers. Given the most recent USDA production estimates, Iowa producers stand to gain more than $550 million from this program.

August 23, 2018

A newly revised publication, “Use of the End-of-Season Corn Stalk Nitrate Test in Iowa Corn Production” (CROP 3154) is available through the ISU Extension Store. The publication is written by John Sawyer and Antonio Mallarino, professors and extension specialists in agronomy at Iowa State University.

August 22, 2018

Iowa State researchers, faculty and extension specialists are part of the Iowa State tent at Farm Progress Show near Boone, Aug. 28-30. It's the place for conversations about soil, water and crops. Even Cy is attending on Wednesday afternoon.

August 20, 2018

MidWest Plan Service’s award-winning publication “Grain Drying, Handling, and Storage Handbook” (MWPS-13) is now available for download through the MidWest Plan Service website.

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • 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.

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

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

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

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

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

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

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

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

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