IC-494(23) -- September 19, 2005


Hurricane damage and the grain markets

How might it affect prices?
Plant Diseases

Soybean cyst nematode will cause early senescence of soybeans

Clues should lead to testing for presence of soybean cyst nematode.

The new Iowa interactive Soil Survey

New technology for interactive information.
Crop Production

Grain quality and grain handling issues in drought areas

The continued shortage of rainfall in eastern Iowa has affected both yield and quality.
Plant Diseases

Risk of aflatoxin contamination increases with hot and dry growing conditions

Aspergillus ear rot has been reported in southeast, south central Iowa.

Remember 50 degrees

Why you should wait to apply anhydrous ammonia this fall.
Insects and Mites

Soybean aphid suction trap network up and running in Iowa

Towards a prediction of aphid overwintering success.
Weed Management

And the survey says...

What you said about which weeds are most troublesome.
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