IC-494(12) -- May 31, 2005

Degree Days

Watch 'em grow

All crops growing well in most areas

PFI field days: Collaboration and farmer research

PFI celebrates 20 years of farmer-driven research and outreach.
Insects and Mites

Stalk borer migration set to begin

Small corn is the most susceptible to damage from this insect.
Crop Production

Checking corn nitrogen status

Chlorophyll readings can aid in confirming suspected N-loss situations.

Asian soybean rust: Focus of Certified Crop Adviser training

The morning session will include hands-on training.
Crop Production

Clip tall fescue seedhead in early June

Most of the tall fescue growing in Iowa contains an internal fungus.

Soil crusting across Iowa

Soil crusting can prevent emergence, reduce oxygen flow to the roots, and set up a barrier to efficient water infiltration.
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