Crops

  • corn, soybeans, cover crop, miscanthus

Crops specialists and field agronomists within the crops team strive to increase the level of awareness, understanding, and adoption of current agronomic and pest management practices that make the best use of soil resources and crop inputs. With the adoption of best management practices (BMPs) by farmers, the objective is to increase efficient use of inputs and agronomic practices to improve yield and profits in field crops. Extension crops specialists and agronomists interact with farmers throughout the year at statewide events, county and regional programming, conferences, and clinics. They also put out numerous reports and publications on crop production each year, convey BMPs through ICM News and the ICM Blog, and manage online decision-making tools for pre-season decisions, forecasting, and evaluation.

Field Specialists

Field Agronomist in EC Iowa
(319) 337-2145
Field Agronomist in NC Iowa
(641) 426-6801
Field Agronomist in NW Iowa
(712) 546-7835
Field Agronomist in Central Iowa
(515) 979-9578
Field Agronomist in NW Iowa
(712) 262-2264
Field Agronomist in NE Iowa
Office (563) 382-2949 Cell (563) 387-7058
On-Farm Research and Extension Coordinator/ Agronomist in SW and WC Iowa
(712) 215-2146
Field Agronomist in NC Iowa
(515) 231-2830
Field Agronomist in SW Iowa
(712) 769-2650
Field Agronomist in SE Iowa
(563) 263-5701
Field Agronomist in SC Iowa
(319) 653-4811
Field Agronomist in WC Iowa
(641) 430-2600

Campus Specialists

Assistant Professor of Integrated Cropping Systems
(515) 294 7413
Scientist II, Extension Ag Engineer, Equipment
(515) 294-0468
Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Extension Biomass Crop Specialist
(515) 294-1310
Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist Specialist , ANR Crops Team Leader
(515) 294-2847
Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
(515) 294-8629
Assistant Professor, Extension Cropping Systems Specialist
(515) 294-0877
Assistant Professor, Extension Plant Pathologist
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Extension Field Crops Pathologist
(515) 294-6708
Professor, Nematologist, Director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center