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5 Takeaways From the ISU Integrated Crop Management Conference
Iowa State University’s Integrated Crop Management conference was packed with farmers and industry alike to see what Extension had to say about the 2017 season. Here are five highlights from the conference.
1. Dicamba won’t leave the headlines in the near future.
2. Weeds aren’t going anywhere. Back to the drawing board?
3. Herbicides aren’t the only things causing headaches.
Corn fungicides can boost standability, but focus on disease first, says @alisonISU. Routine spraying year-in and year-out just for standability can select for fungal resistance. #ICM17. pic.twitter.com/9d8i4kIpsN— Gil Gullickson (@GilGullickson) November 29, 2017
4. There are still bright spots for farmers.
5. And we learned some interesting tidbits.
Almost one in every two farms is having some type of financial stress. Vulnerable farms increased in both 2015 & 2016 - Alejandro Plastina of ISU #ICM17— On-Farm Network (@OnFarmNetworkIA) November 30, 2017