March 2013

March 28, 2013 02:43 PM

Strawberries are well suited to home gardens. They are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa.

March 28, 2013 02:30 PM

The 2013 Iowa Swine Day has a new format and plenty of information for pork industry members. Registration for the Thursday, June 27 event is now open

March 26, 2013 04:40 PM

Iowa gardeners can select vegetable varieties that perform well in their gardens with Suggested Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden (PM 607), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

March 25, 2013 09:19 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating Extension and Outreach Week throughout the state March 24-30, 2013. Each year nearly a million people from every county directly benefit from Extension and Outreach programs – and we reach more than a million people online.

March 21, 2013 02:42 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Thursday April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnson’s Restaurant, Elkader. The workshop will focus on cover crop management for soil health and erosion control. The workshop includes a visit to the Gary Kregel farm near Elkport.

March 21, 2013 02:18 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Monday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dordt College Agricultural Stewardship Center, near Sioux Center. The workshop will focus on cover crops for erosion control, grazing and soil health.

March 21, 2013 12:41 PM

Four new fact sheets on contract grazing for cattle are now available on the Iowa Beef Center website. The series was developed by a specialized working group within the Green Lands, Blue Water project, including two Iowa State University specialists.

March 20, 2013 12:16 PM

Bare-root plants begin their life growing in a nursery field and are harvested in the fall, when all of the soil is shaken from their roots. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the advantages and disadvantages.

March 18, 2013 12:11 PM

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska Extension during the three-day 2013 Siouxland Garden Show  on March 22–24 at the Sioux City Convention Center. The Siouxland Garden Show is a one-stop shopping and educational extravaganza for everything related to lawns and gardens.