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Iowa Organic Conference to Help Producers Meet Growing Demand for Organics
(Posted on 9/22/2014)
The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.
Competition Gives High School Students Crop Scouting Experience
(Posted on 9/17/2014)
Iowa high school students applied integrated pest management principles and gained corn and soybean scouting experience by participating in and preparing for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Scouting Competition Aug. 5.
Study Results Tell How to Cut Tractor Fuel Expenses
(Posted on 9/11/2014)
Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.
Cover Crop Workshop for Vegetable Growers Set for Sept. 22 in Sioux City
(Posted on 9/10/2014)
Vegetable growers and those working with them can enjoy a cover crop workshop planned for Sept. 22 at the Woodbury County Extension Office in Sioux City.
Experts at Farm Progress Show Encourage Water Quality Improvement Practices Supported by Research
(Posted on 9/5/2014)
Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey and farmer Nate Anderson were guest experts in the Farm Progress Show tent organized by Iowa State University. They shared their management strategy experiences and listened as farmers talked about management practices for their own farms.
Aronia Berry Harvest Day Is Sept. 6
(Posted on 9/3/2014)
The "What" Berry Farm in conjunction with the Midwest Aronia Association and Aronia Berry Services of Northeast Iowa is hosting a Harvest Day at the farm located in Fairbank, Iowa, on Sept. 6.
ISU Extension and Outreach to Host Meetings for High Tunnel Crop Growers
(Posted on 9/2/2014)
Growers producing crops in high tunnels can attend a series of meetings across the state this fall hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Worksheet Helps Producers Identify Selections for 2014 Farm Bill
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election of a commodity program from 2014-18 connected with the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Four Cover Crop Field Days in September
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms is hosting four cover crop field days this September. Each event will have a different aspect of this conservation farming practice.
Integrated Cropping Systems Team Addresses Management of Pesticide Resistance
(Posted on 8/21/2014)
The complexity of crop production decision-making is escalated by issues that have Iowa farmers concerned about pesticide resistance. Visit the Iowa State University tent at the Farm Progress Show Aug. 26-28 to meet Iowa State researchers and specialists working in the area of pest resistance.

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