June 2011

June 14, 2011 10:09 AM

Iowa farm women are sharing their experiences in central Africa, where 80 percent of the farming is done by women. This collaboration was developed by a farmer-to-farmer project through Iowa State University Extension with cooperation from a Ugandan nonprofit organization.

June 14, 2011 08:29 AM

An estimated 1,800 gallons of water runs off a 30 x 96 foot high tunnel with each inch of rain. ISU Extension demonstrates a system to collect the rain water and store it for reuse on the crops in the high tunnel.

June 13, 2011 12:16 PM

Landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements should plan to attend one of more than 50 farmland leasing meetings scheduled for July and August. The workshops are facilitated by ISU Extension farm management specialists and held all across the state.

June 13, 2011 09:25 AM

Many farm facilities use incandescent bulbs in a variety of settings, but the upcoming phase-out of incandescents among U.S. retailers demands consideration of energy efficient lighting alternatives. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension compares some of the indoor and outdoor lighting options and their features.

June 13, 2011 08:55 AM

Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) are hosting a bus tour of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wetlands in Dallas County on Thursday, June 23, from 9-11 a.m.

June 13, 2011 08:26 AM

The June 22 field day in Muscatine County will include a discussion about strip-tillage crop management as well as tractor fuel saving tips. The Lil’ Conservation Station— a portable rainfall simulator-- will demonstrate the effects of rainfall on different soil surface scenarios.

June 10, 2011 11:40 AM

The strawberry is the most popular small fruit grown in the home garden. It is relatively easy to grow, produces large quantities of fruit high in vitamin C without requiring extra equipment and can be grown in home gardens all over Iowa. Learn when to harvest and how to manage pests and diseases.

June 9, 2011 01:47 PM

The June 17 field day in Palo Alto County will include discussion of cover crop management, strip-tillage and tractor fuel saving tips.The event also includes a walking field tour of corn planted into fall 2010 aerial-seeded winter rye.

June 9, 2011 09:20 AM

Children may have many different reactions to a flood or other disaster, says Lesia Oesterreich, a family life state specialist with Iowa State University Extension. But parents can help their children cope.