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Diligent Management Still Key to Avoid Spread of Palmer Amaranth in Iowa Fields

August 25, 2017

DES MOINES - State, federal and extension experts are encouraging Iowa farmers to stay vigilant in their efforts to control Palmer amaranth. Iowa lawmakers added this fast-growing weed to Iowa’s noxious weed list in July as a response to a significant increase in the presence of Palmer across Iowa in 2016.

EPA Releases Guidance on Slowing Pest Resistance

November 14, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released two pesticide registration notices (PRNs) that impact how technology providers, crop advisers, and producers manage resistance. These documents are in addition to a new framework to address Bt resistance in corn rootworm released in 2016. These releases, which all went through public comment, provide guidance in managing resistance and support the strategies and goals of the Iowa Pest Resistance Management Program (IPRMP).

Fungicide Thoughts for 2014 Season

July 7, 2014

We will have a fair amount of corn tasseling shortly after the weekend – so fungicide application season is about here.


In talking with farmers and retailers the last week or so, based on all the rainfall and wet soils this is shaping up to be a big year for fungicide applications, so just a few thoughts for guys “on the fence” and trying to decide whether to spray or not.

Act Now or Lose more Yield, Income to Weeds, say Agronomic Experts

January 18, 2018

Weed resistance is a threat to farm profitability. Hear about weed management strategies from three local weed experts: Iowa State University Extension Weed Scientist Bob Hartzler, Iowa Soybean Association Sr. Director of Research Ed Anderson and Mike Weber, Sr. Tech Services Representative for Bayer Crop Sciences.

Narrower Rows, Early-Season Action can Improve Weed Management

January 26, 2018

We are entering an era where successful weed management requires a planning process. Learn more about elements you should consider for your plan from Tony Pleggenkuhl, regional sales agronomist, Stine Seed, John Cantwell, farmer and weed management technology development representative, Monsanto and Kent Bennis, marketing specialist and farmer, Dow AgroSciences.

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