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Farmers Are Concerned about Pesticide Resistance
(Posted on 12/18/2014)
Many Iowa farmers believe they have identified pesticide resistance on the land they farm, and most are concerned that herbicide-resistant weeds and pesticide-resistant insects will become a problem, according to a new report from the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Five Counties in Southern Iowa
(Posted on 12/15/2014)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe counties in southern Iowa.
Growers, Students ‘Transition’ to Organic with Iowa State Course
(Posted on 12/12/2014)
When Laura Elsinger of Guttenberg, Iowa, was considering a career change to organic agriculture last summer, an announcement for an Iowa State University online course claimed her attention. So she decided to participate in the course, “Transitioning to Organic Agriculture.”
Statewide Commercial Manure Applicator Training Jan. 6
(Posted on 12/12/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training Jan. 6 at locations in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
2015 Confinement Site Manure Applicator Workshops Scheduled
(Posted on 12/12/2014)
Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2015. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Beef Sustainability is Focus of Driftless Region Beef Conference
(Posted on 12/12/2014)
Beef producers can learn about the sustainability of the beef industry and how it impacts their operation at the Driftless Region Beef Conference, Jan. 22-23, 2015 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Biomass Fuel Project is Iowa Learning Farms December Webinar Topic
(Posted on 12/9/2014)
This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m. The presenter is Ingrid Gronstal Anderson with the University of Iowa’s Biomass Fuel Project.
Free Online Tool Helps Growers with Split Nitrogen Application Decisions
(Posted on 12/4/2014)
The Useful to Usable (U2U) climate initiative recently launched a new online decision support tool, Corn Split N, that helps farmers and farm advisors manage the application of in-field nitrogen for maximum crop yields and minimum environmental damage.
Pesticide Applicator Training Program in Iowa Undergoes Name Change
(Posted on 12/1/2014)
The Pest Management and the Environment Program (PME) at Iowa State University, recently changed its name to Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).
Delayed Harvest Impacting Fall Manure Application
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
With freezing temperatures occurring, it is essential to consider the impact weather has on manure management on the farm.