Since the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, faculty within the Department of Agronomy have served as Extension specialists sharing their knowledge and current research with Iowans to advance agriculture and improve environmental quality. Field agronomists also serve the state by offering field days, insight on current conditions and sharing thoughts on future circumstances. Our specialists and the Extension field agronomists are joined by colleagues in Entomology, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, Plant Pathology and Microbiology to form the producer’s dream team called Integrated Crop Management.
Integrated Crop Management
The Integrated Crop Management (ICM) website is a convenient, central location for producers to access a variety of crop production information, including: agronomy, soils and environment, weeds, integrated pest management, water quality, and grain handling and storage. Contributors to the site represent the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach crops team, which includes about 30 faculty and staff.
Bailey wins the Iowa State Fair weed ID general category
Researchers show weather variability impedes ability to assess trends in Iowa’s water quality
Solving the complex puzzle of dissolved phosphorus loss from farmland
The crops team focuses on integrated management for sustainable agriculture with three priorities: crops (production and grain storage), soils (soil fertility and nutrient management, and soil management), and pests (weed, plant disease and insect resistance). Specialists at the Iowa State University campus and around the state help clients understand the importance of food security and environmental stewardship. Find a crops team member in your area below.