Farmers will talk one-on-one today with Iowa State University Extension experts about the toll the dry weather is taking on their crops. A Fall Field Day is being held at the I-S-U Extension Research Farm near Nashua. Floyd County Extension crop specialist George Cummins was out of the country for much of August and says when he came back to Iowa last week he immediately realized the poor condition the corn and soybean crops were in. He says at that time aphids were just starting to be a problem and the yield outlook was still good. Cummins says the dry-weather-driven soybean aphid problem the state is experiencing is something they’ll not only talk about during the field day but also research intensely during the winter.Cummins says farmers will be able to hear from I-S-U climatologist Elwynn Taylor about his thoughts and predictions on the remainder of this growing season.Other topics to be covered at the field day include corn rootworm management using new B-T resistant varieties. The program is free and open to the public.
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