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Evaluating Herbicide Injury on Soybean

The potential for herbicide injury with preemergence herbicides is greater with soybean than corn. The risk increases with environmental conditions that reduce crop vigor and growth rate, and also with heavy rain that moves the herbicide to the depth of the germinating seed or emerging seedling. Read more here!

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Jun, 26, 2017

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Measure Soil Aggregates With New Test

George Holsapple and his son Thad, use cover crops on their own acres, raise them for seed and sell them under their Claybrook Acres brand. They use the Solvita Volumetric Aggregate Stability Test (VAST) to validate the impact of diverse cover crops they recommend to customers. Read more here!

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Jun, 22, 2017

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Modern Agriculture

From GPS guided self-driving tractors to drones monitoring crop health, today’s modern farms use an array of innovative technologies to grow crops and utilize resources more efficiently than ever before. Continue reading here!

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Jun, 20, 2017

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Herbicide Drift

Every year the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) receives approximately 72 complaints of crop damage due to pesticide drift. Read about how to properly handle tough situations from the University of Illinois extension. 

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Jun, 13, 2017

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Five Things To Consider With Fungicide Use

With razor thin margins in 2017, careful analysis of fungicide inputs for corn and soybeans is crucial. Read more here!

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Jun, 12, 2017

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Soybean Population Quick Count

While you might think of hula hoops as a game for children they’ve found a new use—helping farmers calculate soybean populations. Check out this little trick to help calculate your soybean population. 

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Jun, 05, 2017

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Crop Scouting: Part 1 – Tips and Tools

More than 70 crop scouts from Iowa and surrounding states gathered in mid-May at Iowa State University’s Field Extension Education Lab for a hands-on crop scouting workshop. Read more here!

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Jun, 01, 2017

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Why I Buy GMO Seeds

The harvest of a hybrid corn plant won’t produce seed genetically identical to the parent plant. Read more here!

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May, 31, 2017

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Future of Farming

From driverless tractors to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), farming technology is rapidly evolving. Watch this video to learn more!

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May, 30, 2017

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Farmers Respond To Common Questions About Conservation

Northeast Iowa Farmer Mark Mueller says the long-term view keeps him trying new techniques. Iowa Farmer Today shares his story with us. 

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May, 26, 2017

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