October 2012

October 15, 2012 08:16 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a strip-tillage field day at the Robert Lynch farm near Gilmore City on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 15, 2012 07:57 AM

ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting two Iowa manure management and runoff control demonstration field days – Oct. 29 near Wall Lake and Oct. 31 near Andover. The purpose of these field days is to review low-cost options for managing runoff water and manure from small to medium size beef and dairy feedlot operations.

October 15, 2012 07:32 AM

The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Nov. 28 and 29 on the Iowa State campus in Ames. The conference agenda includes 40 different workshops and three mini-symposia provided by Iowa State faculty and staff, and invited Midwest speakers.

October 11, 2012 04:26 PM

Fall is a busy time for gardeners. With so much to do, lawn care is sometimes neglected. However, proper lawn care in fall helps ensure an attractive, healthy lawn next season. Important fall lawn care practices include mowing, fertilizing, controlling broadleaf weeds and raking.

October 11, 2012 12:30 PM

The successful distance education program SowBridge begins its fifth year Nov. 7. Iowa State University animal science associate professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said people need to register soon.

October 9, 2012 01:31 PM

During National 4-H Week, Oct. 7-13, Iowa youth join hundreds of thousands of youth from throughout the United States who will be conducting an innovative experiment to celebrate 4-H National Youth Science Day.
 

October 9, 2012 01:09 PM

Farmers' perspectives on climate change is the topic of this month's Iowa Learning Farms webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 17. J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., an assistant professor and extension sociologist at Iowa State University, will present results from the 2011 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

October 8, 2012 12:51 PM

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are reminded of an upcoming session in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is hosting the morning session on Nov. 19, which will run concurrently with an initial daylong PQA Plus certification session.

October 4, 2012 01:44 PM

In early autumn, in response to the shortening days and declining intensity of sunlight, tree leaves become vivid reds, oranges, golds and browns — signaling their oncoming fall to the ground. Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain it’s more than just leaves that fall from trees during autumn.