Agriculture and Natural Resources News

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 08:30

The annual “Update for Veterinarians” program features a full day of education and demonstrations focused on beef cattle. The event is May 24 at the Iowa State McNay Research Farm near...

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 09:19

As a human scientist, Christine Hradek is making healthy choices easier for families with low incomes by partnering with the ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener Program to put more fruits...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:47

Blueberries are attractive shrubs with flowers in spring, edible berries in summer and fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Blueberries can be grown in any home garden but there are...

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:02

The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar is Wednesday, April 20 at 1 p.m. This month’s guest speakers are Wren Almitra, Women, Land & Legacy coordinator, and Tanya Meyer-...

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 08:50

New research from Iowa State University shows that farmers should use the same level of management for small grains as they do when managing corn or soybeans. By using seed counts per acre when...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 14:11

With spring here, it’s time to think about planting peas. Multiple pea cultivars are a good fit in Iowa gardens, and April is prime time to give peas a chance in the garden. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:16

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach will help producers identify signs of scours so they can treat calves effectively and learn a variety of management methods to help minimize...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:49

Producers should monitor their herds for signs of hypomagnesaemia (grass tetany), be ready to treat it and work to minimize the causes of the disease, according to a new Iowa State University...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 09:40

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Master Gardener program awarded 25 grants totaling $20,000 to projects across the state of Iowa aimed at increasing access to healthy foods for...

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:46

Practices and strategies that minimize nutrient loss and soil erosion and increase soil health can have positive impacts on water quality while maintaining and improving productivity. The 2015...

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