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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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The Dirt On Managing Cover Crops This Spring

Terminating cover crops in the spring is an important part of the overall cropping system of a farming operation. Read more here!

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May, 24, 2017

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Predicting Corn Prices

Market watchers are keeping a close eye on the weather in regards to the corn planted. 

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May, 23, 2017

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Needing Nitrogen?

If you’re in an area that’s endured pounding rains this spring, you’re probably worried about nitrogen (N) loss and if you need to apply more N than planned this growing season for your corn. Here’s what Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension agronomist, has to say on the subject. Click here.

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May, 22, 2017

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Soybean Scouting

It’s a familiar scene. Visions of plus-80-bushel-per-acre soybeans dance in your head at midsummer. Shortly afterward, though, sections of your field start dying. Literally. Once again, sudden death syndrome (SDS) has struck. So what gives? Here are five tip SDS questions with answers from Iowa State University Extension Plant Pathologist, Daren Mueller.   

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May, 18, 2017

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Secrets of Corn

Corn can be used in many unique and often unexpected ways.

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May, 17, 2017

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