Terry Basol

Terry Basol is an agronomist in north central Iowa and field specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Terry Basol
May 30, 2024 2:36 PM

Over the last week, we've seen a lot of active weather across the state. In addition to tornadoes, wind, and heavy rains, areas across the state also got hit with hail. 

Waiting 7-10 days after a hail event helps give the crops a chance to recover and makes it easier to assess the damage...

Crop Production
April 16, 2024 3:55 PM

On May 16th, we will be hosting a Field Crop Scout School at the...

Crop Production
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
June 8, 2021 11:26 AM

As we continue the postemerge herbicide applications for corn and begin this process for soybeans, it’s important to be on the lookout for temperature inversions, Photo 1.  This blog will discuss what temperature inversions are, why they can be dangerous for pesticide applications, and how to...

Pesticide Education
April 2, 2021 1:30 PM

The recent dry conditions across the state, carried through from the 2020 growing season, has created an environment in which field fires are of concern this spring if current conditions continue to persist.  Strong winds can increase problems by acting as a catalyst, drying crop residue,...

Crop Production, Equipment and Machinery, Soil Fertility
June 18, 2020 4:40 PM

Temperature Inversions

It is never recommended to spray a pesticide when a temperature inversion exists, and many labels provide guidelines to follow in order to avoid applications during one. This blog will discuss what temperature inversions are, why they can be...

Crop Production, Pesticide Education, Weeds
June 1, 2020 1:45 PM

In order to keep up with any changes and updates on pesticide uses and restrictions from year to year, it’s important to thoroughly read the label before any applications are made, even if the same product was used the previous year. If nothing else, it helps to refresh our memory on the...

Crop Production, Weeds
September 14, 2016 12:58 PM

Corn is nearing the end of its maturity here in northeast Iowa, where most of it is in between R5.75 (3/4 milk line) and R6 (physiological maturity), with the late planted fields at or past R5.5 (1/2 milk line). With all of the moisture that we’ve seen here in this area of the state, we have...

Crop Production