Articles related to Crops

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 13:07

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Tuesday, Nov. 7, on the Gordon Wassenaar farm, rural Prairie City.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:57

A high tunnel short course Nov. 6 at Reiman Gardens will highlight production and management of several high tunnel crops, as well as information on the economics and marketing aspects of high tunnel crop production.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 16:22

Iowa Organic Conference, a joint effort between Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, will be held Nov. 19-20 on the Universtity of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 13:50

An Iowa State University research project has found that prairies, known for an abundance of deep roots, don’t interfere with tile systems running under them.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:46

Some farmers can expect to begin receiving Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments from the Farm Service Agency during the next few weeks. The geographical distribution of the payments can be visualized online in the Iowa State University decision tool “ARC/PLC Payments per Base Acre in Iowa."

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:13

The leading causes of agricultural fatalities are tractor overturns, runovers and collisions. The tragedy is that the majority of these are preventable with the addition of rollover protective structures, using safe tractor practices and adequate marking.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 13:11

If dry field conditions persist, the potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:00

Nearly every year, Iowa experiences at least one grain suffocation. So it should not be a surprise that one of the Farm Safety and Health Week messages has a focus on grain safety.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:33

Most ATV and UTV injury events involve rolling and pinning or crushing the victim. Adding a liquid tank to an ATV or UTV changes the center of gravity, making the vehicle more top-heavy and easier to roll over.