Agriculture and Natural Resources News

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 05:07

Strawberries are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort, making them well suited to home gardens. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa, but don...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:02

The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar Wednesday, April 16 will feature Rick Cruse, Iowa State University agronomy professor. He will discuss soil erosion that is ignored or unreported by...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 09:35

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20, 2014. Nine counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations...

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...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 13:34

A three-day Basic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points training designed for people in the food industry who want to understand and be trained in the HACCP system for manufacturing safe food...

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.

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