Articles related to Agriculture

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 07:34

Jason Ross has been appointed as the director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 07:31

A new publication, Cleaning Iowa’s Waters with Saturated Buffers in Iowa Watersheds, highlights the recent work being done with saturated buffers in Iowa.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 10:42

The “Milk Producers of Tomorrow” tour will feature Midwest dairy farms known for excellent heifer management and innovative technology practices. The Oct. 29 tour is organized by the I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 09:44

With unfavorable crop fertilizer prices, farmers are considering reducing fertilization rates across all crops despite field conditions. However, making rational or sound management decisions should begin by testing soil, following the recommended application rates for additional nutrients.

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 13:55

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a new version of the Weed Identification Field Guide, first published in 2010, to assist producers and agronomists with accurately identifying weeds in Iowa corn and soybean fields.

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:33

A new publication, Identifying Miscanthus in Iowa (CROP 3079) released by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, provides information needed to decipher among three different species of Miscanthus found in Iowa.

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:20

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Badger Creek Lake Watershed Project, the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group and farmer Jeff Koch, will host a cover crop field day Nov. 4 at the American Legion Post #403 Veterans Reception Center in Van Meter. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 07:52

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Miller Creek Water Quality Improvement Project, will host a cover crop field day on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4-6 p.m. on the Louis and Pat Beck farm, rural Buckingham. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 11:31

Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall. Harvest is progressing rapidly in many parts of the state and officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach said that waiting can help reduce nitrogen loss and better protects the environment.