- New Funding Available For Conservation Demonstration Projects
Financial assistance from state of Iowa helps support projects focused on soil conservation, improving water quality.
- Warmer Weather Will Trigger A Surge In Corn Planting
Iowa agronomists, farmers and weather watchers look for corn planting to increase dramatically this week.
- Cold Temperatures And Burndown Herbicide Treatments
With cooler weather this spring farmers ask: What can we do to kill these weeds? And cover crops?
- Crop Rotation Tips: Design a More Effective Rotation
Properly designed "risky" rotations can make more money in the long run but can result in substantial losses over the short-term. Download our free report.
- Bulls Continue To Sell Well At Iowa Seedstock Sales
Iowa Cattlemen's Association bulls at Dunlap sale last week had average selling price of $2,700 per head.
- High Corn Populations Don't Necessarily Mean Higher Profit
Iowa trials indicate biggest potential return from variable rate planting is in seed savings, not increased yield.
- How Deep Should You Plant Corn?
Aim for a planting depth of 2 inches, but be willing to adjust to conditions, say ISU Extension agronomists.
- Iowa Beef Producers Investigate Beef Market In China
Demand is there, cold chain is improved and China's domestic cattle supply is declining, so outlook for U.S. beef exports is good.
- Iowa Corn Planting Off To Slow Start In 2014
Storms this past weekend helped improve soil moisture in much of Iowa, but have kept corn planters out of fields.
- Tips On Terminating Cover Crops This Spring
Failure to completely control cover crops results in them becoming a weed and competing with the corn or soybean crop.