Agronomy News

Nitrogen Stewardship, Step One: Protecting Your Nitrogen Investment

Nitrates have been the buzzword in the statewide media for the past two years. Most of the talk started

Iowa Supreme Court Decision Puts Momentum Behind Making Real Progress in Improving Water Quality

Iowa Soybean Association President Rolland Schnell issued the following statement regarding the recent decision rendered by the Iowa Supreme Court prohibiting Des Moines Water Works from seeking damages from drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties.

Learn more about one of the solutions that your CENTROL Precision Ag team is offering to improve your planter performance

Learn more about one of the tools that Key Cooperative is using for your Nitrogen Management in 2017

Start Planning for 2017

Now that we are in harvest, it is time to start planning for the 2017 crop.  What

Now is the Time to Consider Soybean Disease Management

Depending on planting date and variety most of the soybeans in our area

Planning a Fungicide Application?

This is a critical period when disease management decisions are made, specifically, fungicide applications.

June Grinnell Agronomy Update

Being an essential business partner means consistently improving

The Importance of Nitrogen Stabilization

Side-Dress applications of nitrogen are already upon us.  Just like not all nitrogen products are

Can You “Make” a Cow Deliver Better Colostrum?

What interventions could be made within the cow herd to improve the quantity and quality (concentration of immunoglobulins) of colostrum produced?

Are You at Risk While Pumping Out Your Manure Storage System?

Many producers know and understand the risk associated with confined manure handling systems but unfortunately accidents and deaths still occur.

Watch for Seedling Diseases in Early Planted Corn

Field conditions vary widely across the Midwest right now and may put early planted corn at added risk for seedling diseases.

Measure Residue Cover to Protect the Soil

Maintaining a minimum amount of crop residue on the soil surface guards against erosion and builds healthy soil.

Branstad signs Harvest Weight proclamation

Proclamation to aid farmers in hauling harvest in an efficient and effective manner

Early Firing of Corn

Early firing is a nitrogen deficiency symptom in corn. Growers wishing to check the effectiveness of their nitrogen practices may perform the end-of-season cornstalk nitrate test.

Pre-harvest Weed Control in Row Crops

Interesting weather throughout the spray season has left some fields with more weed problems than normal.

Free U of Illinois App Helps Applicators With Sprayer Calculations

University of Illinois Extension has released a new smartphone app to assist applicators with many of the calculations that are used when setting up and calibrating a sprayer.

Attaining 300-Bushel Yield With Late-Planted Corn

On-farm research aims to demonstrate the potential of two corn hybrids to interact with narrow rows, population densities and nitrogen to produce a 300-bushel yield goal.

Evaluating Hail-Damaged Crops

Producers are advised to wait three to five days after a storm to evaluate hail-damaged crops.

ISU to establish soybean research center

Center will foster collaboration between science, ag and industry

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