September 2012

September 18, 2012 12:13 PM

Iowa State University President Steven Leath has announced a goal to raise $150 million in private gifts for student financial aid over the next five years. Leath also said another major priority for his administration will be developing partnerships, particularly for economic development in Iowa.

September 18, 2012 09:33 AM

Denny Schrock joined Iowa State University in August as coordinator for the Iowa Master Gardener program. He also will teach students on campus and co-direct the Homegrown Lifestyle program.

September 14, 2012 12:27 PM

A summer of extreme heat and drought did not deter Farm Progress Show visitors interested in exploring the ways soil, water, plants and people influence the landscape — specifically the interactions between soil and water. Displays at the Iowa State University building at the 2012 Farm Progress Show set the stage for conversations and idea sharing between visitors and Iowa State University experts and students.

September 13, 2012 12:33 PM

Homeowners know a well maintained lawn is an integral part of an attractive home landscape. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturalists share mechanical and chemical measures that can be undertaken to remove or destroy broadleaf weeds when they invade lawns.

September 12, 2012 01:31 PM

Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineers say documented cases of manure pit fires and explosions in Iowa highlight the caution needed when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings. They offer steps to minimize risk of injuries and flash fires.

September 12, 2012 12:47 PM

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 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will get under way with registration and a tree identification walking tour, both taking place at the Ron and Carol Fullenkamp Tree Farm near West Point.

September 12, 2012 07:42 AM

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 of the lawns showing some degree of turf loss from the drought and of the injured lawns approximately 25 to 50 percent of the turf in each lawn has been killed.

September 11, 2012 08:27 AM

“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 sales, which are based on type of food, where it is sold, how it is processed, scale of operation and type of customer.

September 11, 2012 08:20 AM

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.