Iowa Farm Science: Volume 16, Issue 8
The average value of Iowa farm land has remained the same for 2 consecutive years for the first time in the 21-year history of the annual farm land value survey with only small changes in various areas of the state.
Here's a guide you can use in figuring planting rates or in buying seed of high or low germination. You'll be better off with high-germinating seed, but you can adjust your seeding rate if you must buy or plant poorer seed.
Cost of the seed itself is a minor part of the cost of producing a crop. Once planted, it costs just as much to produce and harvest a poor crop as a good one. It's part of good management to start with high-quality seed.
This month: Some notes to take along when you go looking for bargains at white sales. Sewing time's ahead: it's time to review your knowledge of buying patterns and fabrics. Some tips on "your child and his money."