Key Cooperative

News Archive
Key Cooperative Named One of Iowa's Top 100 Workplaces
September 22, 2014
Key Cooperative is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Iowa’s Top 100 Workplaces.
September 21-27, 2014 is National Farm Safety & Health Week
September 22, 2014
Each day during the National Farm Safety & Health week a new topic is discussed. We have selected a few videos and informational sheets for each day.
Early Firing of Corn
September 19, 2014
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
September 11, 2014
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
September 05, 2014
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.
Corn and Soybean Acreage
August 19, 2014
The debate about the size of the USDA’s final estimate of the 2014 U.S. average corn and soybean yields continues.
Attaining 300-Bushel Yield With Late-Planted Corn
August 08, 2014
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.
Ethanol Exports Rev Up
July 29, 2014
C Magazine speaks to Key Cooperative member Dave Hassebrock about ethanol
Fall Grazing of Cover Crops
July 21, 2014
If you are considering planting a cover crop after grain harvest, consider whether the planting might also serve as fall forage for livestock.
Evaluating Hail-Damaged Crops
June 27, 2014
Producers are advised to wait three to five days after a storm to evaluate hail-damaged crops.