Angie Rieck-Hinz

Angie Rieck-Hinz is a field agronomist in north central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She has worked for ISU Extension and Outreach for over 30 years, serving in various roles on campus and now in the field.  She works closely with farmers on integrated pest management, crop management issues, and nutrient and manure management planning. She provides training in pesticide applicator training, manure applicator training and partners with local watershed groups for implementation of water quality and soil health practices.  She also provides training for company agronomists, seed dealers, agency staff and watershed coordinators.  She has been a Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) for 28 years and a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) for 11years.  

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March 12, 2024 10:00 AM

It most certainly has been a strange winter with very little moisture. This fact, combined with a multi-year drought has people concerned for spring planting. Most farmers I have talked to this winter have shared concerns about not only the lack of precipitation, but the lack of soil moisture....

Crop Production, Soil Management
October 26, 2023 4:02 PM

Crop stover is used for livestock feed, bedding, and cellulosic ethanol production. When stover is removed from the field, nutrients, in addition to what is removed with grain harvest, are removed and not recycled back to the soil for future use by crops. Crop stover removal amounts are also...

Crop Production
September 18, 2023 9:37 AM

It is much too early to fall apply anhydrous ammonia to meet your 2024 corn nitrogen (N) needs, but there are other factors to consider given our dry soils this fall. 

Several agronomists have noted that earlier than normal corn firing this year was due to the crop running out of N and...

Soil Fertility
July 18, 2023 7:00 AM

Check out the upcoming field days being offered around the state this August. These field days will feature a variety of topics ranging from strip-till and conservation to forage production and corn rootworm management.  

August 1, 2023 | Corn Rootworm Field Day...

Crop Production
April 25, 2023 4:06 PM

Agronomy in the Field is a workshop series for women that provides learning opportunities for forage and crop production. Focus is placed on developing agronomic decision-making skills that can be utilized on one’s own personal farm or family cropping operations, including water quality and...

Crop Production
March 9, 2023 1:19 PM

Spring is always a good time to clean house and freshen up resources. This blog is the second in a series, providing updates to commonly used web-based resources and electronic communications. The first blog,...

Soil Fertility
March 6, 2023 2:42 PM

Each year new insect management resources are made available or are updated to provide the latest information. This blog provides a brief update to some popular resources. 

The 2023 version of the Handy Bt Trait Table is now available through this Texas A&M Agrilife Extension...

Insects and Mites
October 28, 2022 7:24 AM

It’s the time of year when farmers and retailers turn to thoughts about next year’s growing season, including fall anhydrous ammonia (NH3) applications for the next year’s corn crop.  See Is it...

Crop Production, Equipment and Machinery
August 11, 2022 1:00 PM

You are invited to attend the upcoming field days that will be hosted at the outlying Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms this fall. These field days will feature the latest information on crop production and crop management practices. Below is a list of the upcoming field...

Crop Production
July 13, 2022 2:00 PM

Iowa Soil Health Workshop Planned for August 4th

Topics will include fertility tests, cover crops, and evaluating soil health with a microscope

A soil health workshop will be held Aug. 4 at Iowa State University’s Field Extension Education...

Crop Production, Soils, Weeds
May 24, 2022 2:33 PM

Weather conditions were quite favorable this past week allowing Iowa farmers 5.4 days for fieldwork across Iowa allowing for significant planting progress across nearly all of Iowa.  With that said, there are still isolated pockets where soils remain too wet to allow for fieldwork.  Frost...

Crop Production
May 20, 2022 9:13 AM

It is the time of year when Extension Field Agronomists receive questions from farmers who have been asked if they can apply pesticides for their neighbors. There are a few things you should know before you agree to apply pesticides for your neighbors. 

A private pesticide applicator in...

Pesticide Education
April 5, 2022 2:17 PM

This is the final article in a 3-part series for private pesticide applicators.  Part 1 focused on remaining continuing instruction courses to maintain...

Pesticide Education
March 25, 2022 8:33 AM

This is part 2 of a three-part series of reminders for private pesticide applicators. Part 1 discussed remaining continuing education course opportunities...

Pesticide Education
March 22, 2022 4:35 PM

Iowa private pesticide applicators are required to be certified to apply pesticides if they are using restricted-use pesticides.  Initially, to get certified, applicators need to take and pass an exam. Then, to maintain their certification, applicators can either attend a 2-hour continuing...

Pesticide Education
February 16, 2022 10:53 AM

One of the label requirements for the dicamba products labeled for over-the-top use in soybean (Xtendimax, Tavium, Engenia) is that applicators must complete a special dicamba training annually. If you need to complete this training, go to the ...

Pesticide Education
August 31, 2021 10:27 PM

Mark your calendars for our upcoming fall field days. Below is a list of the upcoming field days that will take place in early September and topics featured at each field day. All field days are free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!

Sept. 7, 2021 – Annual Forage...

Crop Production
August 20, 2021 8:10 AM

Historically, corn silage harvest starts within the next two weeks. However, harvest has started early in some droughty areas with light soils. Corn is a high yielding, high energy, low protein forage that is commonly used for growing and finishing beef cattle, in cow-calf production systems,...

Crop Production
May 11, 2021 7:46 PM

The May 10 USDA-NASS Iowa Crop Progress Report showed 86% of the Iowa corn crop is planted and 22% is emerged; soybeans are 67% planted and 6% emerged....

Crop Production
April 15, 2021 3:57 PM

Recent research showing the benefits of sulfur application to corn in Iowa have many folks asking questions about ammonium thiosulfate or ATS. ATS and ammonium sulfate (AMS) contain both nitrogen and sulfur, however in different amounts. AMS also differs from ATS in that all the sulfur in AMS is...

Soil Fertility
November 5, 2020 9:11 AM

Registration for the 2020 Ag Chem Dealer Update meetings near Boone on Dec. 8 and Iowa City on Dec. 15 is now open online. Each location will have both a morning and afternoon session to accommodate as many attendees as possible while meeting social distancing requirements. In addition to insect...

Crop Production, Insects and Mites, Pesticide Education, Plant Diseases, Weeds
September 8, 2020 10:22 AM

ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently hosted a “five-stop” virtual field day series. This series featured a greeting by Dean Dan Robison, an administrative update on the farms, and four consecutive days featuring water quality research, fungicide...

Crop Production
September 1, 2020 8:38 AM

Following the derecho event on August 10, millions of acres in Iowa face challenging conditions. In many cases the corn may be unharvestable. These unharvestable fields require some level of fall management to ensure the future crop can achieve even emergence and normal early plant growth.

Crop Production
August 3, 2020 8:17 AM

ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists, Meaghan Anderson and Angie Rieck-Hinz, recently partnered with their extension colleagues at the University of Minnesota to organize and deliver the second webinar series, Essential Row Crop...

Crop Production, Insects and Mites, Plant Diseases
July 7, 2020 8:26 AM

Extension specialists in Iowa and Minnesota are again collaborating to provide a series of short webinars for farmers, ag professionals, Extension personnel and other interested parties from July 14 to July 23. The theme is “Essential Row Crop Management" for summer 2020, with a focus on key...

Crop Production, Insects and Mites, Plant Diseases