IC-498 (1) -- February 12, 2007

Announcements

Message from Jack Payne and Wendy Wintersteen

Jack Payne and Wendy Wintersteen share about this special issue.
Crop Production

Introduction: Corn following corn

Lori Abendroth and Roger Elmore introduce the issue.
Crop Production

Hybrid selection for corn following corn

Jim Rouse clears up false perceptions about hybrids.
Plant Diseases

Disease management in corn-following-corn fields

The most commonly recommended management tactics are reviewed.
Crop Production

How to plant all the acres

Should planting date or population vary in corn following corn versus corn following soybean?
Plant Diseases

Nematodes in corn production: A growing problem?

Repeated cropping of corn may cause nematode populations to flare up.
Pesticide Education

Commercial pesticide applicator training

Join us on February 14 in Marion or March 22 in Bettendorf.
Economics

The economics of corn on corn

Factors that apply to the individual producer are discussed.
Crop Production

Allelopathy: A cause for yield penalties in corn following corn?

Allelopathy is suppression of growth of one species by another.
Insects and Mites

The monster in Iowa corn fields

Rootworms to the right of me, rootworms to the left of me...
Announcements

New information at Agronomy Extension Corn Production Web site

New site is dedicated to corn production information.
Soils

Tillage challenges in managing continuous corn

Residue management, seed placement and nitrogen application are only a few of the challenges.
Crop Production

Equipment considerations for producing corn after corn

Residue, tillage, planter and harvest considerations are addressed.
Insects and Mites

Western bean cutworm management in 2006

Includes map of where moths were trapped.
Weed Management

Weed management in continuous corn

Different approaches to weed management are presented.
Soils

Nitrogen fertilization for corn following corn

Soybean rotation results in greater crop-available nitrogen.
Plant Diseases

Potential disease problems in corn following corn

Alison Robertson and Gary Munkvold walk you through the possibilities.
Economics

Ethanol demand: Growth and implications for grain producers

If all new plants are built, capacity would exceed 2006 crop by at least one-fifth.
Crop Production

300 bushels of corn . . . when and how?

Is it even possible to produce 300 bushels of corn per acre?
Insects and Mites

Managing soybean aphids in 2007: How will biological control contribute?

Join us for this distance education short course!
Economics

ISU Extension: Leadership in the Bioeconomy

How Iowa State University is providing educational leadership in developing the bioeconomy in a global marketplace.
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