Iowa Farm Science: Volume 25, Issue 1
Here's a detailed look at pay and benefits for full-time farm employees on larger commercial farms. There's quite a bit of variation, so the authors have analyzed pay packages according to different types of employees.
Large increases with beef production can be obtained with proper fertilization of low yielding pastures. This article tells you what to use, when to apply it, how much to use and adds some suggestions for efficient utilization of pasture.
Although preliminary figures showed a small increase in real Gross National Product during the second quarter of this year, several factors point to continued softness in the economy. Business investment plans apparenrlt have been scaled down from earlier levels and government spending has dropped back slightly. In addition, seasonally adjusted unemployment rose to 5 percent of the labor force in July, after dropping moderately during June.
Herbicides will control weeds effectively without cultivation in sweet potato fields. And this ISU study indicates cultivation is not necessary for high yields if weeds are controlled chemically.
A number of disease problems have occurred or increased since Iowa's soybean acreage expanded about 6 fold in the last 30 years. With present trends indicating more intense cultivation in the future, a plant pathologist reveals some of his concerns about soybean disease and some problem areas where more knowledge is needed.