Across the Corn Belt, a warming trend has commenced. In fact, Thursday’s high temperatures should range from 60 to 70°F in parts of the western and southern Corn Belt, from South Dakota to Missouri. As warmer air arrives in the Great Lakes States,... Read More.
By the Hutchinson Zoo The Hutchinson Zoo is developing a new Strategic Master Plan that will guide the Zoo’s and Hutchinson Friends of the Zoo's mission, vision, activities, and improvements over the next 7-10 years. The Hutchinson Zoo hopes our new ideas will help every... Read More.
Crop development and hay harvest remain ahead of schedule in Iowa. USDA’s latest weekly crop update says corn is 22 percent silking with isolated reports of corn in the dough stage. The corn condition rating remained at 61 percent good to excellent. Soybeans are 46... Read More.
The CEO of Syngenta says weather extremes have shifted how the company advances research and product development. “Instead of just trying to develop seeds and crop protection products to maximize yields under normal conditions,” Erik Fyrwald says. “Syngenta is trying to develop... Read More.
Over the next few days, a Western warming trend will result in gradual melting of snowpack, especially at lower and middle elevations. Melting snow could lead to significant river rises, especially in the northern Great Basin and parts of the Northwest. When the... Read More.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says having an open dialogue with trading partners is key in building a successful relationship. Vilsack told attendees of the USDA’s recent Ag Outlook Forum that communication helps all sides navigate difficult-to-maneuver situations. “We may not make progress in a... Read More.
With volatility in the fertilizer markets continuing for 2023, it’s critical farmers manage risk with their fertilizer plan for the next growing season. In this Managing for Profit, Gaylnn Beers with AgroLiquid discusses the steps farmers should take to develop an accurate fertilizer budget. And,... Read More.
A corn disease has farmers wondering if it’s not too late to apply a fungicide. Iowa State University Extension crops pathologist Dr. Alison Robertson says she’s hearing reports of tar spot in fields that were either sprayed with a fungicide around tasseling or weren’t... Read More.
A global equipment manufacturer says demand for mid-size machinery is growing. Greg Frenzel, product manage for combines with CLAAS, tells Brownfield the cost of large equipment is becoming too expensive for smaller farmers. “It’s always been bigger and better is the way to go... Read More.