Gentry Sorenson

Gentry Sorenson is a field agronomist in Northwest Iowa for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He works closely with farmers to offer educational programming in crop management issues.  He also works with agribusinesses, pesticide applicators, certified crop advisors, and other individuals interested in crop production.  He is a certified crop advisor in the state of Iowa.

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September 19, 2023 9:50 AM

After walking several fields last week before harvest got into full force, I noted fields where stalk integrity was a concern. If you have not done so already, I would encourage walking fields before harvest to understand how your crop will stand through the harvest season. A pre-harvest walk...

Crop Production, Equipment and Machinery, Grain Handling and Storage
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 19, 2023 10:04 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has completed their spring survey of subsoil moisture in northwest Iowa.  The amount of subsoil moisture is sampled in the fall and spring across northwest Iowa each year.  Sites within this survey have been sampled for decades providing a historical...

Crop Production, Soils
November 28, 2022 8:00 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has completed their fall survey of subsoil moisture in northwest Iowa. The survey provides a current and historical perspective on subsoil moisture levels.  Soil moisture is sampled to a depth of five foot in one-foot increments at pre-determined...

Crop Production
July 8, 2022 9:59 AM

In the evening hours of July 5, 2022, a derecho moved through South Dakota into northwest Iowa.  Gusts in South Dakota were as high as 99 mph with winds that lasted up to 20 minutes.  The path of the storm’s length was about 600 miles.  A...

Crop Production
December 6, 2021 2:00 PM

11-1-21 NW Iowa Fall Subsoil measurements

The northwest Iowa fall survey of subsoil moisture completed by Iowa State...

Crop Production