Agriculture and Natural Resources News

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 12:47

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are again joining forces to present the Annual Forestry Field Day in Lee County on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 8...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 07:42

The drought of 2012 has taken a toll on many lawns across Iowa. David Minner, ISU Extension and Outreach turfgrass specialist, estimates that most neighborhoods have approximately 25 to 50 percent...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 08:27

“Iowa Food Marketing Regulations: A Guide for Small-Scale Producers” offers an overview of various licenses required for selling food in Iowa and state regulations that govern those...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 08:20

It pays to test your livestock’s feedstuffs every year, but it is critical to test forages this fall due to extreme variation in quality of silage and hay produced during the drought of 2012...

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 15:18

Iowa State University agronomy professor Matt Liebman will discuss agricultural stability during the Iowa Learning Farms’ webinar Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 11:30 a.m. All that is needed to...

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 15:29

The successful distance education program SowBridge will begin its fifth year Nov. 7. Iowa State University animal science professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said suggestions...

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 13:55

The Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic confirmed today that the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), an invasive pest that can cause damage to many fruit crops, has been found in...

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 09:49

Geraniums, a popular flowering plant, will be destroyed by the first hard frost, unless gardeners can take steps to over-winter them. Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 13:24

More Iowa farmers are cutting corn for silage this summer due to the extreme heat, dryness and crop conditions. Because of the increased silage production, the possibilities for silo gas and...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 14:09

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are invited to attend a session set for Nov. 19 in Ames. The...

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