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Iowa Crop Management Database computer program (4/9/1998)
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by Craig Tordsen, extension program specialist, Department of Agronomy

Integrated Crop Management is published by
the Department of Entomology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

Iowa State University

  Finally, a record-keeping tool for crop producers that works. The Iowa Crop Management Database (CMD) combines several agronomic informational programs with a financial analysis program--and you do not have to be an accountant to make it work. Set up realistic yield goals for each farm field by using the county-specific soils database. Save money developing your own fertilizer recommendations by using the Iowa State University Extension fertility guidelines. The pesticide database contains over 250 herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides along with the active ingredients and the Environmental Protection Agency registration number to make easy work of any restricted use pesticide reports. Recording the use of livestock manure and nutrient content on your farm fields has never been easier. Keeping track of insect and weed problems is as easy as point and click. Financial analysis of crop production is easy, without keeping an extra set of books to gather information. If you are interested in geographical information systems (GIS), the CMD program will link with most GIS systems.

The CMD program will run on any Windows 95 computer system or Power Macintosh with at least 16 MHz of RAM. The cost is $100 per copy to the general public and the education and government price is $70 per copy. To order, please contact Extension Software Services, 110 EES Bldg., Haber Rd., Ames, IA 50011-3070, or call 515-294-8658.

For more information about the program contact Craig Tordsen at 2104 Agronomy Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1010 or call 515-294-6685.

Last updated 7/12/1999 by John VanDyk.
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