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News Archive
Half of Iowa Farmers Haven’t Identified Successors
August 31, 2015
Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examines farm succession plans
4 Steps to Estimate Soybean Yield
August 27, 2015
To estimate yield, four soybean yield components need to be considered: plants per acre, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seeds per pound (seed size).
Calibrate Yield Monitors More Often
August 26, 2015
A poorly calibrated yield monitor can be off by 10%.
United Suppliers, Land O'Lakes members OK merger
August 24, 2015
The owners of United Suppliers and members of Land O’Lakes have overwhelmingly approved the merger of United Suppliers with Land O’Lakes’ crop input business, the businesses said Monday.
Time to Secure Your Propane Needs
August 19, 2015
It’s that time of year again. Propane storage tanks should be full and prices locked in prior to the fall crop drying and winter demand season.
The Future of Sustainability
August 13, 2015
For the past few months, we have discussed the topic of sustainability in our newsletter.
ISU field day to cover using unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture
August 12, 2015
The agricultural use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, will be the subject of an Aug. 27 field day at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farms.
Rent tops list of cost-cutting measures
August 11, 2015
Farmers looking to cut costs in 2015 focus on adjusting rental rates and holding onto equipment rather than saving on seed.
Prepare for Heat Stress in Cattle
August 05, 2015
Heat stress impacts cattle the most when they are exposed to hot and humid weather for a period of time.
Issues with Soybean Cyst nematodes
July 29, 2015
Common tool used to manage destructive pest is losing its effectiveness