• By Phyllis Coulter, Iowa Farmer Today
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DOWNS, Ill. — Farmers don’t have to come from the “Show Me State” to want to see proof of what practices will make them money. While there is interest in cutting-edge trials, many farmers attending field days say they are looking for things they can try confidently to improve the profit on t…

  • By Bill Tiedje, Iowa Farmer Today
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AINSWORTH, Iowa — In the cover crop capital of Iowa, Washington County farmer Michael Vittetoe is confident the rye he drills this fall will establish itself well despite the dry conditions in many parts of southeast Iowa this summer.

  • By Jean Caspers-Simmet, Iowa Farmer Today
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OELWEIN, Iowa — Those attending WinField United's Answer Plot field day near Oelwein July 18 were reminded that northeast Iowa is the state's garden spot this year. They also learned about tools to help make fungicide decisions and fine-tune nitrogen management.

  • By Phyllis Coulter, Iowa Farmer Today
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SAVOY, Ill. — The topic of “nematodes and soybeans” is a regular on summer field day tours and in winter coffee-shop conversations. But researchers at the University Illinois Crop Sciences Research and Education Center switched up that traditional approach at Agronomy Day in August.

  • By Phyllis Coulter, Iowa Farmer Today
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to create higher yields.

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