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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Muscatine County
(Posted on 7/21/2014)
A larva collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a residential tree in Muscatine has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier.
Water Rocks! Holds First Teacher Summit
(Posted on 7/14/2014)
Water Rocks! hosted its first teacher Summit in June, with Iowa K-12 teachers and high school students from nine school districts congregating in Ames. The group received information about some of the greatest environmental challenges faced today as well as innovative ways to teach about them.
Iowa Learning Farms’ July Webinar Will Explore Buffer Strips and Windbreaks
(Posted on 7/10/2014)
This month’s presenter is Jesse Randall with Iowa State University Forestry Extension. He will talk about planning for buffer strips as well as windbreaks to aid in soil erosion reduction, water retention and quality.
Rieck-Hinz Is New Extension Field Agronomist for North Central Iowa
(Posted on 7/9/2014)
Angela Rieck-Hinz is the new extension field agronomist for north central Iowa. She brings expertise in crop production and protection to this position, which serves a nine-county area.
Extension Brings Help as Flooding Gives Cattle Producers New Set of Challenges
(Posted on 6/27/2014)
ISU Extension and Outreach offers cattle producers information and resources to deal with flooding as it relates to the health and safety of livestock and the health and safety of homes and families.
Story County Prairie Strips Installation Field Day Set for July 10
(Posted on 6/27/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms and the STRIPs research group will host a prairie strips installation field day at the farm of Gary Guthrie near Nevada from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Nutrient Reduction Strategy Field Day in Marshall County
(Posted on 6/17/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a "Nutrient Reduction Strategies" field day at the LICA farm near Melbourne on Wednesday, June 25. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.
EAB or Native Borer? New Publication Shows the Difference
(Posted on 6/17/2014)
An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach entomologist, in collaboration with an Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship entomologist, has written a new publication to help Iowans identify signs of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer.
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Johnson County
(Posted on 6/13/2014)
An adult Emerald Ash Borer submitted by an Iowa City resident to the Iowa EAB Team has been positively identified as the destructive beetle by a federal identifier.  A follow-up examination of ash trees growing in the vicinity of where the beetle was collected has failed to confirm an infestation.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Prairie Strips Field Day Near Elkader
(Posted on 6/10/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Roverud Family Partnership Farm, Elkader, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19. The field day will focus on using prairie strips integrated with row crops for reductions in nutrient and sediment runoff. The event is free-of-charge, open to the public, and a meal will be provided.