RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today

Beck’s research delves into row spacing, soil testing

Beck’s research delves into row spacing, soil testing

DOWNS, Ill. — Steve Pitstick, a Dekalb County farmer, goes to a number of field days and precision farming events, and he said sometimes he is disappointed when there is nothing new in the way of technology or ideas he can use.

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Prices exert continued downward pressure on cash rent

Prices exert continued downward pressure on cash rent

Editor’s note: The following was written by Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website Aug. 18.

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Senate oversight hearing examines atrazine, anhydrous regulations

Senate oversight hearing examines atrazine, anhydrous regulations

DUBUQUE — Federal regulation of the broadleaf herbicide atrazine and safety compliance requirements for retailers of anhydrous fertilizer were among the topics discussed Aug. 17 at a Senate oversight hearing held by Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Joni Ernst of Iowa.

August 25, 2016 9:09 am(0)
Need for control spreads with weed’s reach

Need for control spreads with weed’s reach

AMES — Over the last three years, Palmer amaranth has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties now, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties.

August 25, 2016 8:49 am(0)
Northeast Iowa farm family takes on many steps

Northeast Iowa farm family takes on many steps

WAUKON — Oat harvest is a family affair at the Bieber farm, located amidst the rolling hills just east of Waukon.

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Heat likely to continue into harvest

Heat likely to continue into harvest

Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says warm temperatures this spring and summer have put Iowa’s crops on pace for an early harvest, reducing the risk of late-season frost damage.

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Big supply, big demand balance grain markets

Crop yields are expected to be big in 2016, but so is demand. As a result, strategies for marketing really haven’t changed dramatically in recent months.

August 24, 2016 10:26 am(0)
Ag adapts

Ag adapts

NORMAL, Ill. — No doubt about it, East Central Iowa farmer Adam Nechanicky has an ugly strip-till planter. But that doesn’t worry him a bit.

August 21, 2016 1:30 pm(0)
Illinois growers seek soybean yield potential

Illinois growers seek soybean yield potential

HINCKLEY, Ill — For Northern Illinois farmer Gene Larson, soybeans aren’t just something to grow between corn and wheat, they are a crop he wants to produce as profitably as possible.

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