December rains are causing trepidation across Iowa. Temperatures far above seasonal averages and a heavy dose of rainfall have inundated the state with water, at a time of year when the extra moisture yields more runoff than usual. Since this weekend, about 100 flood warnings have been issued across Iowa as creeks, streams, and rivers… Continue Reading »
This study investigated early season crop classification for corn and soybeans using vegetation maps and land cover data to construct “agricultural units.” Varmaghani, A., Eichinger, W.E. “Early-Season Classification of Corn and Soybean Using Bayesian Discriminant Analysis on Satellite Images,” Agron, DOI: 10.2134/AGRONJ2015.0454.
A new video tells the story of the just-ending Iowa Watersheds Project (IWP) and a new statewide project, the Iowa Watershed Approach, which is supported by a $96.9M HUD grant for a statewide watershed improvement program.