Integrated Crop Management News

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Why Conservation Planning

June 15, 2011
Strip cropping on a steep slope

Conservation planning and implementation of practices need to be considered carefully as solutions to reducing potential row cropping system effects on soil and water quality.

Upcoming Workshop Spotlights Beneficial Insects

June 14, 2011

By Matt O'Neal and Kelly Semen, Department of Entomology

Farmers, researchers and native plant aficionados are invited to a one-day workshop exploring how to enhance the ecosystem services provided by beneficial insects. Iowa State University's Departments of Entomology and Natural Resource Ecology & Management, with support from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will host the workshop on Aug. 4.

Yellow Corn Plants

June 13, 2011

There are several possible reasons for corn plants showing various shades of yellowing and interveinal leaf stripping.

Measuring Corn Nitrogen Status

June 13, 2011

Tools are available that can aid decisions about applying supplemental nitrogen when there have been losses of applied fertilizer or manure nitrogen.

Estimating Nitrogen Losses

June 13, 2011

One way to determine nitrogen (N) loss is to calculate an estimate. Predicting the exact amount is quite difficult as many factors affect losses. However, estimates can provide guidance for supplemental N applications.

Field Diagnostic Clinic is a Return to the Basics

June 6, 2011
Field Diagnostic Lab work

The 2011 Field Diagnostic Clinic will be held July 11-12 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Ames. This program teraches on the fundamentals of crop plant diagnostics.