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Crops Topics from the Midwest Hub Region

  • Midwest U.S. Climate Resiliency Toolkit

    The Midwest includes agricultural lands, forests, and urban areas.

    Increasing humidity and precipitation and rising extreme temperatures are having negative impacts across the Midwest. Integrating climate adaptation into planning processes can help build adaptive…

  • Pollinators

    Photo taken at Reiman Gardens Butterfly Wing, Ames, IA

    Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world's flowering plants. Without them, humans and wildlife wouldn't have much to eat or look at! Animals that assist plants in…

  • Re-carbonizing Row Crop Farms

    Corn field with cover crop

    Natural Resources Specialist, Justin Mount, is improving producers’ understanding of crop system planning tools, specifically the Integrated Erosion Tool (IET). The IET is a web-served, geospatial,…

  • Specialty Crops and Climatic Variability

    Peppers

    Most Midwestern specialty crop growers are well attuned to the increased crop production risks associated with a changing climate. However, there is a need for additional climate-resilient management…

  • Climate Change Impacts on Japanese Beetle

    Image Japanese beetle

    Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica (Newman), is a severe invasive insect pest of turf, landscapes, and horticultural crops that has successfully colonized much of the United States. Will a changing…

  • Climate Change Impacts on Palmer Amaranth

    Image palmer amaranth

    Palmer amaranth is proving to be a major challenge for agricultural production worldwide. In a changing climate, even more agricultural regions will be at risk to this fast-growing and herbicide…