RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today

Yield test results vary across Iowa

As Iowa’s average corn yields surged toward a record high in USDA’s estimates, seed performance tests showed yields both higher and lower than last year at sites across the state.

December 02, 2016 2:00 pm(0)
Specialists review 2016 yields, predictions

Specialists review 2016 yields, predictions

Editor’s note: The following was written by Mark Licht, Iowa State Extension cropping systems specialist, and Sotirios Archontoulis, assistant professor of integrated cropping systems, for the Extension Integrated Crop Management website.

December 01, 2016 8:54 am(0)
Understanding past key to ethanol’s future

Understanding past key to ethanol’s future

Editor’s note: The following was written by Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University ag economist, for the University of Illinois Farmdoc Daily website.

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Soybean checkoff pioneer looks back

Soybean checkoff pioneer looks back

The 25-year history of the national soybean checkoff has not been without a few hiccups. But one of the founders believes farmers are digesting it all very well today.

December 01, 2016 7:45 am(0)

Fundamental shifts change ag outlook

ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Four fundamental shifts are changing the outlook for agriculture and the world itself for the short and long term, Kurt Barth, grain marketing consultant and CFO with Brock Associates, told farmers at the Nov. 16 open house at Albert Lea Seed.

December 01, 2016 7:00 am(0)
Bags provide temporary grain storage solutions

Bags provide temporary grain storage solutions

HEDRICK, Iowa — As producers look for a place to put extra bushels this fall, polyethylene grain bags, also called silage or silo bags, are a temporary option that may provide affordable storage if handled properly.

December 01, 2016 5:40 am(0)

Soybean rally may provide selling opportunity

After a strong week for soybean prices, producers may want to consider marketing a portion of their soybean crop now while waiting for a South American weather issue to market another increment, according to Brian Roach of Roach Ag Marketing.

November 30, 2016 8:23 am(0)
Rate trials show less N needed in 2016

Rate trials show less N needed in 2016

Editor’s note: The following was written by Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop production specialist, for the Extension Pest Management Bulletin Nov. 14.

November 27, 2016 4:28 pm(0)

EPA approves dicamba with limitations

Editor’s note: The following was written by Aaron Hager, University of Illinois associate professor of crop sciences, for the Extension Pest Management Bulletin Nov. 15.

November 26, 2016 8:40 am(0)
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