Agriculture and Natural Resources News

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:33

The Iowa Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution March 27 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:55

Modern roses, such as hybrid teas, grandifloras and floribundas, are attractive additions to the home landscape. While roses are beautiful, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 13:06

As tractors, combines and other farm equipment have become larger and heavier, Iowa farmers’ concerns about soil compaction and its impacts on crop yields have increased as well, according...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 07:02

Home gardeners who like a tart tasting berry or just want to grow a not-so-ordinary berry might consider planting cornelian cherries, jostaberries, honeyberries or serviceberries.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 09:05

Celebrate the arrival of spring at the 2014 Siouxland Garden Show on March 28–30 at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 05:38

Pruning is the selective removal of specific plant parts for the benefit of the whole plant. Horticulturists offer recommendations for pruning common home landscape shrubs.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 09:59

During the Iowa Learning Farms’ March 19 webinar, Clare Lindahl will share tactics to effectively present information about conservation as part of Conservation Districts of Iowa’s new...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 09:17

Propagate grape vines and willows by hardwood cuttings; force the blooms of spring flowering trees and shrubs by selecting branches containing round, plump buds. ISU Extension and Outreach...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 06:58

The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey followed the recent trend of small, but consistent increases in rates each year. The survey is available at your county extension office, from the Extension...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 06:38

Charles Brown, of rural Ottumwa, joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Feb. 24 as a farm management specialist serving the 12-county southeast Iowa agricultural community.

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