April 2012

April 19, 2012 01:46 PM

During the long summer months, youth can experience summer learning loss. The Iowa 4-H Center will participate in the American Camp Association (ACA) Explore 30 camp reading program to diminish the effects of learning loss on campers.

April 19, 2012 11:51 AM

There are many reasons to plant a tree besides to celebrate Arbor Day on April 27 — trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. This week Iowa State University Extension horticulture specialists share proper tree planting techniques.

April 19, 2012 08:39 AM

The warm, early spring weather soon will encourage vegetative growth in the nutrient-rich waters of Iowa ponds. Pond owners need to know that wherever there is sunlight, water and nutrients, there will be some sort of plant growing. Effective management involves manipulating one or more of these elements to reduce or eliminate aquatic plants.

April 18, 2012 02:25 PM

A child’s diet is largely influenced by his or her parent or guardian. Sarah Francis, an ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist, offers tips on how to be a healthy nutrition role model.

April 17, 2012 01:24 PM

Storm damage comes in many forms. Will insurance cover the damage? It depends on what caused the damage and it depends on the insurance. Timothy Griesdorn, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist, suggests reviewing insurance coverage every year to make sure it meets your needs.

April 17, 2012 11:03 AM

Educational materials developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with industry and agency partners are assisting small beef and dairy feedlot producers in their effort to decrease potential manure impacts on water quality.

April 16, 2012 03:00 PM

High tunnels are inexpensive, simple, passive-solar greenhouses that allow growers to extend the season and produce high yields of quality produce earlier and later than field-grown crops. However, soil around a high tunnel can erode or become saturated after rainfall. This potential problem has been turned into an asset, thanks to a one-year research project conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 16, 2012 01:23 PM

For answers to just about any home and family question, families have been calling AnswerLine, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach telephone hotline for more than 30 years. With a recently updated website and a new Facebook page and Twitter account, AnswerLine now has even more ways to tackle whatever questions Iowans and other AnswerLine users may have.

April 13, 2012 11:20 AM

Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension have hired two agricultural specialists to expand the ISU Farmer Assisted Research and Management, or ISU FARM, project.