January 2013

January 24, 2013 02:50 PM

Part of the fun of gardening is in starting your own plants. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss plant propagation methods best suited for several common yard and garden plants.

January 22, 2013 04:49 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists are hosting the Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop on Feb. 22 at the Scott County Extension Office in Bettendorf from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

January 18, 2013 02:29 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course called Homegrown Lifestyle for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their families and create a sustainable landscape. The 12-week course will be offered at several Iowa locations beginning March 14.

January 18, 2013 01:38 PM

The Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon is an opportunity to help shape the regional food network, according to organizers.

January 18, 2013 11:17 AM

A two-day short course, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The ISU Extension and Outreach short course will focus on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management.

January 17, 2013 12:38 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the best time to prune common Iowa trees. Find answers to common yard and garden questions at the Yard and Garden FAQs website, http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 17, 2013 11:28 AM

Traps, sentinel trees, visual surveys and other surveillance efforts show pest is only in eastern Allamakee County in northeast Iowa, according to the Iowa Emerald Ash Borer team.

January 17, 2013 10:29 AM

Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition through a five-session course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The “Managing for Today and Tomorrow” program, a new Annie’s Project course, is being offered in Jefferson on Thursday evenings, Feb. 21 – March 21.

January 15, 2013 03:27 PM

Many farmers appear to believe that farmland is overvalued and eventually the market bubble will burst, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.