- Crop News
New ISU Research: 3-Year Crop Rotation Works Best
New research at Iowa State University (ISU) indicates farmers could increase their yields even more by using a third crop in the rotation cycle.
IOWA CROPS AND WEATHER REPORT - Sept 19
“Harvest is just starting to really get underway as farmers wait for the crop to dry down and focus on harvesting fields with wind or hail damaged,” Northey said.
Iowa Soybean Association elects officers
The Iowa Soybean Association recently held its board elections at its September 8 meeting.
- Dan Sneller of Bussey Wins Tool Chest from Iowa Soybean Association
Heat, Drought and Goss’s Wilt Can Affect Corn Yields in Iowa
Drought stress presents a much bigger potential problem than Goss’s Wilt for livestock producers... “Nitrate concentration or cyanide concentration in drought-stressed corn can be a serious threat to livestock use,” Steve Ensley said (of Iowa State University’s (ISU) Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine department). “Nitrate is converted to nitrite in the rumen, and nitrite converts blood hemoglobin to methemoglobin, which cannot transport oxygen to body tissues. Cyanide concentration, also known as prussic acid poisoning, works in a similar manner. In both cases, animals often die because of lack of oxygen.”
NORTHEY COMMENTS ON IOWA CROPS AND WEATHER REPORT
“Silage harvest is mostly complete and seed corn harvest is in full swing,” Northey said. “A few folks have started to combine corn and soybeans and with drier weather, we are likely to see more in the next few weeks”
- Soybean Association Responds to USDA Crop Report
- New ISU Research: 3-Year Crop Rotation Works Best