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12/20/2011

Corn grain yield in the northern Corn Belt is typically maximized when planting occurs in late April. However, spring rainfall often results in wet soils that can delay planting. With volatile...

12/14/2011

The path Iowa native Amy Asmus took through the field of agronomy is unlike many of her fellow CCAs. She didn’t grow up on a farm and she didn’t get a degree related to the farming...

12/12/2011

The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances identify substances that may or may not be used in organic crop production. In November 2010, the USDA’s National Organic Standards...

12/8/2011

Monitoring the vegetative (V) and reproductive (R) growth stages in soybean is critical for ensuring that crop management practices, such as applications of pesticides, are performed at optimal...

11/17/2011

Efforts to reduce soil loss in west central Iowa’s Raccoon River watershed appear to be working. According to an analysis of 93 years of soil erosion and sediment transport data, sediment...

11/9/2011

While some reports have suggested a decline in the nutritional quality of food supplies, mineral levels in new varieties of broccoli have not decreased since 1975, according to new...

11/1/2011

Choosing how much nitrogen (N) to put on corn fields isn’t something farmers take lightly. Many factors go into the decision, including past experiences, the timing of application, yield...

10/15/2011

When the Wisconsin CCA courses began in 1994, Carl Nachreiner was first in line to get certified. “It was a pretty tough test,” he remembers. “I had been out of college for 14...

10/7/2011

Like so many large water bodies around the globe, Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, is experiencing deteriorating water quality that is caused partly by agriculture. And just as in other regions...

10/7/2011

Many corn growers in Ohio delay harvest as a management strategy for reducing grain drying costs. However, this practice increases the risk of yield loss due to extended crop weathering.

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