Mark Licht is an assistant professor and Extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension. His Extension, research and teaching program is focused on how to holistically manage Iowa cropping systems to achieve productivity, profitability and environmental goals. His areas of expertise include cropping systems, cover crops, and corn and soybean management.
Iowa Learning Farms: Plant a cover crop or forage crop rather than letting a field be fallow over summer.
Corn hybrids with a longer relative maturity have greater yield potential.