Crops

Local Highlights

woman working on computer
October 26, 2018

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.

Rebecca Vittetoe
October 5, 2018

Rebecca Vittetoe will cover field agronomist region 8 which includes Benton, Linn, Jones, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Marion, Mahaska, Keokuk and Washington counties. She is located at the ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County office and can be contacted at 712-540-3319 or rka8@iastate.edu.

Vittetoe earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy from Iowa State University in May 2014, with an emphasis in agroecology, the whole systems approach to agriculture and food systems.  Graduating with honors, she has a minor in journalism and mass communications.

Pesticide Training Classes
October 1, 2018

Following are the dates for 2018 continuing education pesticide courses. 

Contact Washington County Extension at 319-653-4811 for more information.

Kristina TeBockhorst
August 30, 2018

Kristina TeBockhorst will be serving Regions 10, 15, 16, 19 and 20 as the new Ag Engineer and is housed in the Johnson County Extension Office. She is filling the vacancy left by the Greg Brenneman’s retirement!

Kristina TeBockhorst, Ag Engineering Field Specialist
ISU Extension & Outreach, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S, Iowa City, IA 52246
o: 319-337-2145    c: 319-359-7377
ktebock@iastate.edu
 

corn in field
May 14, 2018

Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according to the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Click here for new survey.

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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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

Share |