Agriculture and Natural Resources News

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 13:22

Current commercial fruit or vegetable growers and traditional farmers interested in diversifying can learn more about high tunnel production at a March 26 workshop at the Iowa State University...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 09:01

Pruning raspberries in spring produces higher yields, by increasing berry size, and helps control disease. Pruning procedures are based on the growth and fruiting characteristics of the plants,...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 16:26

The Vegetable Transplant Production workshop scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Scott County Extension Office has been rescheduled for Saturday March 2.

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:33

Livestock producers who established a cover crop after corn harvest last fall are wondering how this will affect their crop insurance coverage for 2013, according to William Edwards, economist...

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:11

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a tomato grafting and pest management workshop on Tuesday, March 12, at Reiman Gardens in Ames. Presenters at the workshop are Ajay Nair,...

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 13:53

Patrick Gunn is the new beef cow-calf specialist at Iowa State University. His first priority is to meet with as many beef producers on a face-to-face basis as possible.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 09:18

In a single motion, pruning demonstrates both the art and science of horticulture. Perhaps that’s why so many homeowners get nervous and postpone or ignore the task. Horticulturists with...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 09:22

Farmers will be able to check soil moisture levels around the state when Iowa State University’s Department of Agronomy upgrades weather stations at several research and demonstration farms...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 16:22

The Iowa Learning Farms’ Wednesday, Feb. 20, webinar will feature Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture director Mark Rasmussen. The webinar begins at 11:30 a.m., and all that is needed...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 13:24

Many Iowans start planning their spring and summer gardens months in advance. For those planners and other garden enthusiasts, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides garden...

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