January 2011

January 28, 2011 05:11 PM

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association joins with the Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference to celebrate the Conference's 40th anniversary this year. The two-day event includes the same agenda items and formats of both events under one collective program umbrella in Ottumwa.

January 27, 2011 03:52 PM

The correct time to prune red raspberries and trees is approaching. Find out when and how to take care of these pruning chores and how to keep rabbits away from serviceberries in this week's column.

January 27, 2011 03:05 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now making it easier for consumers to identify biobased products with the launch of the BioPreferred's labeling program.

January 27, 2011 10:07 AM

Iowa State University researcher Kathleen Delate is undertaking perhaps the most comprehensive study of organic vegetable-growing practices by looking at the use of cover crops, manure, tillage and mulch.
 

January 25, 2011 02:58 PM

The 2011 Tri-State Agriculture Summit will provide an outlook of land values, grain markets, technology and inputs. The summit is Feb. 16 in Keokuk, Iowa.

January 21, 2011 04:15 PM

Registration for the distance educational series SowBridge 2011-12 is now open. The first session is March 2.

January 21, 2011 09:23 AM

People originally certified as PQAPlus® Advisors during the initial training period in 2007-2008 need to recertify as soon as possible to maintain their certification.
 

January 20, 2011 03:48 PM

Blooms from spring-flowering trees can be forced indoors, but flowering dogwoods planted in Iowa and Black Hills spruce tree branches that have had buds eaten off cannot be forced to grow.
 

January 19, 2011 02:51 PM

Children’s health and well-being can be affected by spending too much time using electronic media. So, should parents say “no” to video games or screen time in general, including television? Not necessarily, said Kimberly Greder, Iowa State University Extension family life specialist and associate professor in human development and family studies.