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Comito Honored with a National Wetlands Award
(Posted on 4/23/2015)
Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs at Iowa State University, is a recipient of the National Wetlands Awards - an honor bestowed by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.
ISU Extension Workshop Offered for Crop Scouts
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
Field Scouting Basics Workshop is a half-day course designed for beginning-level crop scouts. It provides hands-on, in-field experience to prepare for the 2015 growing season.
Crop Scouting Competition 2015 Is Open for Enrollment
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
High school age students have an opportunity to learn crop-scouting skills and integrated pest management basics by participating in the Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth.
Pesticide Record Keeping Made Easy with Mobile App
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
A new release of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide and Field Records mobile app supports sending emails and printing hardcopies of crop and pesticide application information.
Register for Upcoming Workshop ‘How Does Your Water Shed?’
(Posted on 4/17/2015)
Everyone lives in a watershed and has a relationship with the watershed. Learn more about Iowa water quality issues, how watersheds function and the human relationship with them May 4 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Story County office.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Dallas County, Iowa
(Posted on 4/15/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, making this the 21st county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. The Iowa EAB Team will host a press conference at Grey’s Lake southeast parking area, 2101 Fleur Dr. in Des Moines at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Iowa Learning Farms April Webinar to Discuss Prairie Strips in Farm Fields
(Posted on 4/3/2015)
Timothy Youngquist will discuss Iowa State research on converting portions of crop fields into perennial prairie to reduce soil erosion, as well as phosphorous and nitrogen loss, during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar April 15.
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options Recently Revised
(Posted on 3/26/2015)
The revised publication includes the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Clinton County, Iowa
(Posted on 3/25/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in the city of Clinton, making this the 20th county in Iowa where this wood boring pest of ash trees has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
Acreage Living Newsletter Addresses April Showers, May Flowers and Other Spring Issues
(Posted on 3/24/2015)
Harvesting rainwater, managing thistles, designing outdoor spaces and protecting ponds from too much moss are all topics covered in the recent issue of Acreage Living, a free online newsletter from Small Farm Sustainability at ISU Extension and Outreach.