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Zachary Clemens
January 11, 2021 7:57 AM

Brent Pringnitz
January 11, 2021 7:57 AM

Meaghan Anderson
January 11, 2021 7:57 AM

Mark Licht
January 11, 2021 7:57 AM

Rebecca Vittetoe
January 11, 2021 7:57 AM

With only four weeks left, you can still get all 45 episodes of CropsTV, 12 of which you can catch live. Sign up today to catch this weeks episodes or binge watch the 26 already posted episodes. There are up to 45 CCA continuing education units all available for a $45 season pass. Learn more and...

Crop Production

Ashley Dean
January 7, 2021 4:26 PM

Erin Hodgson
January 7, 2021 4:26 PM

Soybean gall midge is an emerging pest that only occurs in five Midwest states. Researchers in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota began investigating this pest in 2019 after widespread reports of significant injury raised awareness early in the 2018 growing season. Although a lot of...

Crop Production, Insects and Mites

Integrated Pest Management
January 7, 2021 12:44 PM

A new web book, Crop Scouting Basics For Corn And Soybean, by the Crop Protection Network (CPN) has just been released and is available for farmers, students, and agriculture industry to learn more...

Insects and Mites, Plant Diseases, Weeds

Zachary Clemens
January 3, 2021 4:00 PM

Brent Pringnitz
January 3, 2021 4:00 PM

Meaghan Anderson
January 3, 2021 4:00 PM

Mark Licht
January 3, 2021 4:00 PM

Rebecca Vittetoe
January 3, 2021 4:00 PM

There are only four weeks left to sign up for CropsTV and earn your CCA credits. Sign up today and you get 45 episodes (past episodes on-demand and new episodes coming for the next four weeks). Up to 45 CCA continuing education units all available for a $45 season pass. Learn more and ...

Crop Production

Mark Licht
December 27, 2020 4:00 PM

Meaghan Anderson
December 27, 2020 4:00 PM

Brent Pringnitz
December 27, 2020 4:00 PM

Rebecca Vittetoe
December 27, 2020 4:00 PM

Zachary Clemens
December 27, 2020 4:00 PM

CropsTV is the right spot for CCA credits. Sign up today and you get 45 episodes (past episodes on-demand and new episodes coming for the next five weeks). Up to 45 CCA continuing education units all available for a $45 season pass. Learn more and ...

Crop Production

Brent Pringnitz
December 20, 2020 11:02 PM

Meaghan Anderson
December 20, 2020 11:02 PM

Mark Licht
December 20, 2020 11:02 PM

Rebecca Vittetoe
December 20, 2020 11:02 PM

Zachary Clemens
December 20, 2020 11:02 PM

Don’t be left out, there is still time to register for CropsTV. Sign up today and you get 45 episodes (past episodes on-demand and new episodes coming for the next seven weeks). Up to 45 CCA continuing education units all available for a $45 season pass. Learn more and ...

Crop Production

Zachary Clemens
December 13, 2020 3:17 PM

Brent Pringnitz
December 13, 2020 3:17 PM

Mark Licht
December 13, 2020 3:17 PM

Rebecca Vittetoe
December 13, 2020 3:17 PM

Do you need CCA credits? CropsTV is the place to get them. Register today and you get 45 episodes (past episodes on-demand and new episodes coming for the next eight weeks). Up to 45 CCA continuing education units all available for a $45 season pass. Learn more and ...

Crop Production

Zachary Clemens
December 9, 2020 12:32 PM

The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) have completed this year’s Iowa Crop Performance Tests (ICPT) and are now out with their full 2020 reports for both corn and soybeans.

ICPT provide direct, unbiased comparisons among a large number of corn...

Crop Production

Zachary Clemens
December 6, 2020 3:36 PM

Brent Pringnitz
December 6, 2020 3:36 PM

Meaghan Anderson
December 6, 2020 3:36 PM

Rebecca Vittetoe
December 6, 2020 3:36 PM

Have you registered for CropsTV yet? It is the place to go if you need CCA credits. Register today and you get 45 episodes (past episodes on-demand and new episodes coming for the next nine weeks). Up to 45 CCA continuing education units all available for a $45 season pass. Learn more and ...

Crop Production

Ryan W Bergman
December 4, 2020 3:07 PM

Matt Darr
December 4, 2020 3:07 PM

Levi Powell
December 4, 2020 3:07 PM

Ben Covington
December 4, 2020 3:07 PM

Chris Murphy
December 4, 2020 3:07 PM

As farming slows down for the winter, many producers start thinking about what tools they might want to add to their farm for the next crop season. Throughout the year, we’ve shared information on equipment and products that you might be considering for your operation. If you are looking to...

Equipment and Machinery

Kristine Schaefer
December 2, 2020 10:43 AM

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program will host a statewide online 2020 Commercial Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) Reshow week from December 14 through December 18, 2020. Commercial...

Pesticide Education

Paul Kassel
November 24, 2020 8:36 PM

a brief overview of the effects of low levels of subsoil moisture, a dry spring and a dry summer on corn and soybean yields in Buena Vista and Sac counties in 2000.  

Crop Production

Elizabeth Danielson
November 24, 2020 3:55 PM

A self-paced online course is now available for commercial pesticide applicators who need to attend a 2020 recertification program for categories 7C (Fumigation) and 10 (Research and Demonstration). This online course is also available to private pesticide applicators certified to apply...

Pesticide Education

Brent Pringnitz
November 24, 2020 12:25 PM

Meaghan Anderson
November 24, 2020 12:25 PM

Mark Licht
November 24, 2020 12:25 PM

Rebecca Vittetoe
November 24, 2020 12:25 PM

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Dennis Todey
November 23, 2020 1:09 PM

Justin Glisan
November 23, 2020 1:09 PM

Unlike many recent years, fall has been very dry and soils continue to be dry over much of western Iowa.  The conditions have been excellent for harvest and fall fieldwork but troubling for soil moisture recharge.  Soils in eastern Iowa are generally better, though not wet.

Crop Production

Erika Lundy
November 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Beth Reynolds
November 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Denise Schwab
November 23, 2020 12:15 PM

Drought and other weather events have ultimately caused a tight forage supply going into the winter-feeding period for multiple operations. Here are some tips to make the most of the forage resource you’re...

Crop Production

Paul Kassel
November 18, 2020 2:44 PM

The question has been asked 'how does the subsoil moisture levels from the fall of 2020 compare to other dry falls'.

 A look back shows the following levels of fall subsoil moisture from 2011 and 2012 - for the six sites where I survey soil moisture in northwest Iowa.

Rainfall -...

Crop Production

Zachary Clemens
November 10, 2020 4:17 PM

Michael Witt
November 10, 2020 4:17 PM

As farmers across Iowa wrap up this year’s harvests, and as the year ends, thoughts turn toward next season, and what type of corn and soybean hybrids and varieties might be best in 2021.

This year saw a lot of variable weather events and patterns that occurred across the state. Between...

Crop Production

Paul Kassel
November 10, 2020 12:17 PM

Iowa State University has completed their fall survey of subsoil moisture in northwest Iowa.   The amount of subsoil moisture is sampled in the fall in six northwest Iowa counties.

Soil moisture is sampled to a depth of five foot in one-foot increments at six different pre-determined...

Crop Production

Joel DeJong
November 6, 2020 3:14 PM

Virgil Schmitt
November 6, 2020 3:14 PM

Erin Hodgson
November 6, 2020 3:14 PM

We are looking to hire a new Extension Field Agronomist to serve south central Iowa (Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Jefferson, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose, Davis, and Van Buren counties). Field agronomists provide educational leadership and subject-matter expertise in crop production and...

Crop Production

Meaghan Anderson
November 5, 2020 9:11 AM

Rebecca Vittetoe
November 5, 2020 9:11 AM

Angie Rieck-Hinz
November 5, 2020 9:11 AM

Virgil Schmitt
November 5, 2020 9:11 AM

Joshua Michel
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...

Crop Production, Insects and Mites, Pesticide Education, Plant Diseases, Weeds

Meaghan Anderson
November 4, 2020 1:59 PM

Rebecca Vittetoe
November 4, 2020 1:59 PM

After the drought this past year, some pastures may benefit from a renovation in 2021. Proper planning and preparation are needed to successfully improve pastures with either a late winter frost seeding or no-till renovation with interseeding next spring. This ICM Blog post will discuss what you...

Crop Production

Rebecca Vittetoe
November 4, 2020 1:22 PM

Meaghan Anderson
November 4, 2020 1:22 PM

Bob Hartzler
November 4, 2020 1:22 PM

This week is a welcome break from the fall chill, and it is a great opportunity to finish up any final fall weed management in pastures and no-till crop fields. Ideally, herbicide applications should be made when the sun is shining and daytime temperatures are above 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit....

Weeds

Meaghan Anderson
November 3, 2020 2:35 PM

Rebecca Vittetoe
November 3, 2020 2:35 PM

When it comes to applying fall anhydrous ammonia or manure with a high ammonium N content (like liquid swine manure), we recommend that soil temperatures at a 4-inch depth are below 50° F and continue to trend cooler to help minimize nitrogen loss prior to the next growing season. While soil...

Soils

Bob Hartzler
October 28, 2020 7:58 AM

Most people are aware that EPA approved new labels for the dicamba products used on dicamba-resistant crops. The following describes major changes in the labels and important restictions.  The labels only describe use on the dicamba-resistant crops, therefore eliminating some of the confusion on...

Weeds

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