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2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2019 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates.

This information is based on a survey of 121 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers. For each operation, the average rate from the survey, the median and the range are shown.
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Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy 2017-18 Annual Progress Report
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy celebrated its five-year anniversary in spring 2018. In those five years, the initiative has evolved considerably, adapting as new knowledge, understanding, and challenges arose.

This 2018 Annual Progress Report serves as the fifth overview of the progress that's been made in the complex work of reducing the loads of nitrogen and phosphorus that Iowa exports to the Mississippi River.
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Custom Farming: An Alternative to Leasing
An alternative to leasing farmland is custom farming. The custom operator agrees to perform all the machine operations on the owner's land in exchange for a set fee or rate. This publication discusses responsibilities of both parties, contracts, payments, and other considerations. A two-page sample contract is provided.
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For Farm and Agribusiness Management Strategies and Information...
There is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm and agribusiness management field specialist near you.
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2019 Driftless Region Beef Conference proceedings
Cooperative Extension in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin partnered to offer the seventh annual Driftless Region Beef Conference on January 24-25, 2019 in Dubuque, Iowa. Each year this conference brings together beef producers for an educational program that focuses on the needs of this unique production region.

Topics include: Keys to profitability, controlling costs by reducing feed waste, common grazing mistakes, managing depreciation, feed cost comparison basics, Holstein and beef steer performance by self-feeding, value of reproductive efficiency, spreading overhead cost in the cow herd, effects of trace mineral supplementation of steers with or without hormone implants, effects of extended dry lot housing of beef cows, and more.
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Iowa Cow-calf Production - Exploring Different Management Systems
This publication is the culmination of an Iowa Beef Center project that was designed to identify costs, environmental impacts and best practices for Iowa cow-calf operations. The project looked into three types of production systems - traditional grazing, extensive grazing and limited or no grazing - with the goal of developing decision aids and educational tools to assist cow-calf producers across all production systems and improve sustainability of the cow-calf segment in Iowa.
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Introduction
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Chapter 1: Current State of the Beef Cow-calf Industry in Iowa
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Chapter 2: Beef Cow-calf Systems - Overview and Characteristics
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Chapter 3: Cost of Production of Alternative Systems
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Chapter 4: Feed Resources
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Chapter 5: Animal Health Management
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Chapter 6: Soil and Water Resources
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Chapter 7: Adding Value to the Cow Enterprise
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Chapter 8: Systems Best Management Practices, Advantages and Concerns
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Appendix A: Economic Comparison Results
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Appendix B: Standardized Prices
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Appendix C: Budgeting for Cow-calf Systems
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Appendix D: Confinement Buildings for Beef Cows – Design, Layout and Operation Considerations
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Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2019
This publication estimates the cost of crop production in Iowa for 2019. Estimates for corn following corn, corn following soybeans, corn silage following corn, herbicide tolerant soybeans following corn, strip tillage corn and soybeans, non-herbicide tolerant soybeans following corn, low-till corn and soybeans, oats and hay production, alfalfa, grass pastures and machinery costs are all included.
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Crop Advantage - 2019 Series Proceedings
These proceedings feature summaries from workshops presented as part of the 2019 statewide Crop Advantage Series. Authors provide key points of their presentation, references for print and Internet materials, and illustrations to explain crop production and protection.

The publication also includes a list of Extension field agronomists and other resources offered to growers by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
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Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals
This guide provides weed identification and control information that turfgrass professionals can use to develop effective weed control programs for golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, lawns, and other turfgrass systems. The recommendations apply to the majority of the United States, with input from experts in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
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Master Gardener Women's Polo
The emphasis is on comfort in a traditionally styled sport shirt; featuring the Iowa Master Gardener logo on the upper left chest.

• Pre-shrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton pique
• Contoured welt collar and cuffs
• Three wood-tone buttons on a clean-finished placket with a reinforced box
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Master Gardener Men's Polo
The emphasis is on comfort in a traditionally styled sport shirt; featuring the Iowa Master Gardener logo on the upper left chest.

• Pre-shrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton pique
• Contoured welt collar and cuffs
• Three wood-tone buttons on a clean-finished placket with a reinforced box
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Weed Science Program 2018 Weed Control Results
The 2018 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa.
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Rural Iowa at a Glance 2018 Edition
This publication summarizes current demographic, economic, and social trends in Iowa's rural, micropolitan, and metropolitan counties between 2007 and 2017. Current year data are presented along with changes from last year and five years ago for comparisons. In addition, county maps are provided for local information.
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Post Corn, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to cover crops. It provides information on integrating cereal rye into a corn-soybean rotation.
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Post Soybean, Going to Corn: Use Oats
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to cover crops. It provides information on integrating oats into a corn-soybean rotation.
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Woodworking for Wildlife - Bat Box
This publication provides a simple guide to creating a backyard box for bats to live in during the spring, summer and fall. The guide provides materials needed in making the bat box, as well as step-by-step instructions for construction.
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Woodworking for Wildlife - Blue Bird Box
This publication provides a simple guide to creating a backyard box blue birds to call home. The guide provides materials needed in making the blue bird box, as well as step-by-step instructions for construction.
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Woodworking for Wildlife - Aldo Leopold Bench
This publication provides a simple guide to creating the famous Aldo Leopold bench, which is perfect for observing and studying wildlife. The bench is named for Aldo Leopold, an internationally recognized figure in wildlife conservation and pioneering author and philosopher on environmental ethics and land stewardship.

This guide provides materials needed in making the Aldo Leopold bench, as well as step-by-step instructions for construction.
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Woodworking for Wildlife - Wood Duck Box
This publication provides a simple guide to creating a home for wood ducks, emulating their natural nesting locations. The guide provides materials needed in making the wood duck box, as well as step-by-step instructions for construction.
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Understanding the Opioid Crisis in Rural and Urban Iowa
Opioid use is a growing issue in both rural and urban settings in the United States. The U.S. makes up only four percent of the world population, but 27 percent of drug overdose deaths. Understanding the geographic distribution and characteristics of opioid deaths in Iowa is essential to effectively addressing this crisis.

This publication compares the existing conditions of the opioid epidemic in Iowa to surrounding states, conditions related to the opioid crisis across Iowa counties and provides strategies and resources to address opioid abuse in Iowa communities.
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Soybean 2018
Results of soybean yield trials that are conducted annually by ISU and the Iowa Crop Improvement Association. Provides information farmers need to select the best varieties or brands for their production conditions.
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Suggested Closing Inventory Prices For 2018 Records
This two-page sheet lists values of farm commodities at the end of calendar year 2018 for use in tax reporting.
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2018 ISU Land Value Survey
This annual survey includes information on the average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa by county and how the current year's numbers compare to years past.

Additional information can be found at the new Iowa Farmland Value Portal at: http://www.card.iastate.edu/land-value which offers visualization tools such as charts and interactive county maps, as well as links to surveys from prior years.
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Evaluation of Soybean Varieties Resistant to Soybean Cyst Nematode in Iowa - 2018
Use of resistant soybean varieties is a very effective strategy for managing soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Numerous SCN-resistant soybean varieties are available for Iowa soybean growers. This report provides details by Iowa State University personnel who evaluate varieties each year.
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Farm Financial Planning Program
This publication describes the one-on-one farm financial computer analysis service available from ISU Extension to assist farm operators in assessing cash flow and profitability in a format often requested by lenders.

Previously referenced as: PM 1775
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Corn 2018
The Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn is conducted each year to help farmers select the best hybrids for their production conditions. All six Corn Districts are now conveniently combined into one publication.
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2019 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production
This publication provides information on product and management updates, the role of preemergence herbicides in glyphosate resistant crops, corn and soybean herbicide effectiveness ratings, herbicide package mixes, and herbicide site of action and injury symptoms.

Updated annually.
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Grain Storage Alternatives: An Economic Comparison
Storing grain beyond harvest greatly increases the marketing opportunities available. Knowing the costs and benefits of different storage options helps producers determine the options that fit into their overall harvesting, handling and marketing system.
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Iowa Farmers and the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Survey Results from the Missouri-Little Sioux Watershed
This report summarizes data on farmer awareness, attitudes, and soil and water conservation practice use related to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) in the Missouri-Little Sioux HUC6 watershed in northwest Iowa. The report will help interested stakeholders to track progress toward NRS goals on agricultural nutrient loss reduction and better understand related barriers and challenges.
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Soybean gall midge: a new field crop pest
Soybean gall midge is a relatively new pest that was first noticed in the Midwest in 2011, and can now be found in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. This publication discusses the characteristics of soybean gall midge, how to spot the pest in soybean fields and how they can be managed.
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2018 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2018.

In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2018.
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Deductible Livestock Costs for Adjusting 2018 Income Tax Returns
Estimated deductible costs for use in adjusting farm expenses to exclude the cost of producing home-consumed farm produce.
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What's Your Herbicide's Risk Level
The risk of weeds developing resistance to a herbicide site of action is determined both by how the herbicide is used by the applicator and also by the frequency of resistance mutation in weeds. The more a site of action is relied on, the greater the risk of resistance, regardless of the frequency of resistance.
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Green Gram and Black Gram: Small Grain Legume Crops for the Midwestern United States
Introducing new specialty crops that complement corn, soybean and cover crops can help improve soil health and provide enhanced long-term productivity and profitability. Green gram and black gram are examples of these specialty crops that are being tested at Iowa State University. This publication provides information on the crop themselves, as well as current Iowa State research.
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European Corn Borer - Ecology and Management and Association with other Corn Pests
Agriculture in North America has been dramatically influenced by crops and pests carried by humans, either intentionally or accidentally into the region. Corn, or maize, probably originated in Central America. It was a staple crop of many Native Americans and was grown in dozens of shapes and colors. The European corn borer originated in Eurasia and was accidentally introduced into North America. This insect readily adopted corn as a host and has since caused hundreds of millions of dollars in crop losses.

This publication is an update of the 1996 version published by the North Central Region.

Large quantity discounts (50 and 100 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.
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Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2019-2020
This 180-page guide contains a spray schedule and background information for commercial producers of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes and berries. Recommendations for herbicides, pesticides and their application, and plant growth regulators are also included.

It is a joint publication of Purdue University, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, Missouri State University, Ohio State University, and University of Wisconsin and includes information for producers in Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

This guide combines and replaces the Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide (PM 1375) and the Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide (PM 1282) into one easy to use reference manual.

Also available in PDF from Purdue University.
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