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Researching Agriculture Drainage and Water Quality

cover crop grass in corn stalks

The ag drainage and water quality research site near Gilmore City, Iowa has been operating for over 25 years to improve the quality of water in Iowa. Funds provided by state and local organizations has helped Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists give farmers science-based data to change farm practices and improve the quality of water around the state. Video length: 6:18

Promoting Safe Local Food in Iowa

green peppersAt Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, our goal is to empower Iowa’s growers and producers through the latest information on food safety guidelines and laws, providing information on industry standards and training on good agricultural practices. Video length: 3:36

Utilizing Manure Value on Iowa Livestock Farms

manure spreader in fieldIowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping farmers and livestock producers manage their manure supplies. Environmental stewardship, safe handling, and providing crops with the nutrients they need are priorities for Iowa farmers. Video length: 3:16

Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases in Iowa Fields

image of insects on soybean leafIowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping Iowa farmers manage weeds, insects and diseases in their fields. Pest management is key to high yields and quality grain. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists are working to provide the tools and resources farmers need to manage those pests. And the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can help farmers and homeowners alike identify diseases and insects that are impacting production. Video length: 4:10