Planting, residue management, herbicide recommendations for start of plant 2016

April 18, 2016 3:58 PM
Blog Post

Weather conditions this past week (April 13-17) kicked off corn planting for many farmers throughout the state. As soil temperatures rose above 50°F towards the end of the week, farmers were able to dive into fieldwork and planting corn.

See statewide planting progress and field conditions across Iowa here.

Below, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists provide recommendations and best practices going into the planting season:

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