County News

November 7, 2019

You may be in the thick of harvest, but don't forget to cool stored grain. WIth forecast average day/night temperatures of 35 to 40 in the coming ten days, the time is right to cool any grain that went into the bin at higher temperatures. This article will review some tips and rule of thumb for cooling and storing grain through the winter. 

Loading Grain Into a Grain Cart
October 29, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach in Shelby County will host a 2020 Farm Bill Decisions meeting to discuss Program Rules and Regulations, the ARC or PLC decision and Farm Stress Management.  Speakers include ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Business Management specialists and Human Science specialists along with the USDA Farm Service Agency.  The meeting will take place on December 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Elk Horn Town Hall in Elk Horn, IA. Registration is free.  If you have any questions, please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Shelby County at 712-755-3104. 

October 17, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Shelby County office will host an Mosquito/Public Health Pest Mangement Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2019. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

Soybeans drying
October 16, 2019

On-farm storage of soybeans requires some special considerations compared to corn.

June 28, 2019

After a cold winter and long cool spring, summer is here. Temperatures will be in the mid 90's this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

June 24, 2019

In-season plant tissue testing can be useful in diagnosing nutrient deficiencies in field crops, but it must be used with caution. Extra care is needed this year given the unusual crop planting and growing conditions.

June 19, 2019

Corn rootworm egg hatch in Iowa typically occurs from late May to to the middle of June, with an average peak hatching date of June 6 in central Iowa.

June 3, 2019

Row-crop and livestock farmers aren’t the only ones trying to overcome the perils of spring flooding in Iowa.

May 28, 2019
 

The wet spring has some farmers weighing their options for delayed and prevented planting, and whether an alternative crop is best

May 9, 2019

Low commodity prices and delayed fieldwork due to precipitation have many Iowa farmers feeling the effects of stress.

April 24, 2019

 As flood waters are receding the renovation of flooded pastures is just beginning.

February 15, 2019

Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, the invasive, tree-killing pest has spread to 66 Iowa counties.

January 30, 2019

Gardeners may be wondering just how, and if, trees, shrubs and perennials survive below-zero temperatures.

January 24, 2019

Accurately estimating cost of crop production will be vital for farmers in 2019. With a market outlook in 2019 similar to 2018, farmers will face another year of marketing challenges.

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