February 2014

February 6, 2014 11:01 AM

Warm-season vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are planted in the garden as small plants (transplants). Begin vegetable transplants indoors to shorten the time by several weeks between planting and harvest.

February 5, 2014 04:13 PM

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is hosting free workshops at libraries and extension offices across the state to help Iowans better understand their health insurance options and obligations under the Affordable Care Act.
 

February 5, 2014 03:33 PM

The heart isn’t the only organ that benefits from following a heart-healthy diet. The brain also benefits, which is important to remain strong and independent throughout life, says Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.

February 5, 2014 02:55 PM

To help farmers understand how cover crops work and the best management practices for including them in rotations, Iowa Learning Farms has released the video, “Cover Crops: Farmer Perspectives."

February 3, 2014 02:27 PM

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Waterloo, the county seat of Black Hawk County, making this the sixth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.

February 3, 2014 12:42 PM

Working families with moderate or low incomes qualify for important tax credits that frequently result in substantial tax refunds. Family finance specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are educating Iowans about how to obtain these credits.