Now is a great time to scout for Palmer amaranth in Iowa crop fields.As of late 2018, this species had been identified in over half of Iowa’s 99 counties. While new identifications have waned since the widespread introductions in 2016,…
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) causes the most yield loss of any soybean pathogen in North America, with economic impact in excess of $1 billion per year. That’s why soybean breeders funded by the checkoff are trying to…
As farmers encounter diseases and pests in August, a new method of dealing with these issues has opened up — drones.
EWING, Ill. — Cover crops could be an effective weed-control strategy for farmers who were forced to leave some fields unplanted this year.
With harvest season coming up in a hurry, farmers want to make sure bins are ready to receive the new crop.
DES MOINES — The late Norman Borlaug is the father of the World Food Prize. Long-time Des Moines businessman John Ruan was the man who brought it to the Midwest and provided needed financial backing.
CLINTON, Ill. — Mike Barnhardt clearly remembers one of his first volunteering assigments with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank Foodmobile, delivering food to a rural area that was underserviced by permanent food pantries. It didn’t really go as planned.
The lamb crop is one of the most important factors affecting profitability of a sheep enterprise. Many factors affect lambing percentage, and management is a key contributor.
Painted lady caterpillars, or thistle caterpillars, in soybean fields have been the topic of many Extension calls this season, with farmers and agronomists from southern to northern Nebraska reporting high numbers.
PONTIAC, Ill. — Midwest farmers who endured an especially challenging planting season this year will at least take away lessons.
ELLSWORTH, Iowa — When traveling around Iowa recently, Brian Donaldson was struck by the fact that many of the state’s farms are still family operations
Most of the marketing news recently has focused on the accuracy of USDA reporting. Although this topic merits conversation, the debate doesn’t help you market grain.The amount of uncertainty about national production and your own farm yield has put farmers…
For most cow-calf producers, summer’s swing to fall means weaning time is just around the corner.
ALTAMONT, Ill. — Traveling horses, like humans, occasionally need an overnight break. Fortunately, there are plenty of equine inns dotting the highways.
Corn futures took it on the chin on Monday after the USDA surprised traders by increasing yield estimates.
Wearable technology will soon move from wrist to stalk, swapping measures of blood flow and respiration for sap flow and transpiration, according to a news release from the University of Nebraska.
Missouri’s crops are showing a good deal of variety this year, with different crop conditions due to planting issues and rainfall received.
FRANKLIN, Minn. — With almost two dozen family members benefiting from the success of Sullivan Family Farm in west central Minnesota, efficiency and teamwork is key, especially in a year like this one with multiple weather challenges.
CLARINDA, Iowa — The adoption of new technology can bring a host of benefits. One farmer in southwest Iowa is utilizing the tools available to him to save a precious resource — time.
ST. LOUIS — Farmers today have a multitude of digital tools available to them. Accessing them can be troublesome, however.