Articles related to Agriculture

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 14:21

Dan Huyser is a new agricultural engineering program specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach serving northeast Iowa. He brings a diverse background to the position, which he started in May.

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 16:11

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County will be hosting a meeting Thursday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss drought related issues at the Plymouth County Extension Office in the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center. Meeting topics include those covered by extension specialists — crop growth and development under drought conditions, feeding drought damaged crops, and crop insurance considerations; and Jeff Davis, county executive director with Farm Service Agency will discuss government crop programs.

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 09:30

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® advisors during a training session Aug. 23 on the Iowa State University campus.

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 08:58

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® advisors are invited to attend a session set for Aug. 23 at Kildee Hall on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 13:53

As dry conditions continue, cattle producers need to look at numerous management practices to help stretch their feed supply and maintain performance and reproduction in the cow herd. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Denise Schwab offers a few strategies that may help.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 13:47

As the drought continues, cattle producers are asking how to stretch their pastures. There are two major techniques that may be pursued, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Denise Schwab.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 09:34

Blue-green algae blooms are already being reported in Iowa lakes, ponds, rivers and streams this summer and creating a risk to livestock. During blue-green algae blooms, toxin concentrations can reach very high levels and can produce severe adverse reactions, including human and livestock fatalities, if that water is consumed.

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 06:44

Drought damage is an insurable loss under multiple peril crop insurance, which covers nearly 90 percent of the corn and soybean acres in Iowa.  Producers should consult with their crop insurance agents before harvesting or destroying any drought-damaged crops. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:54

A $25,000 gift from Ag Ventures Alliance is helping Iowa State University Extension and Outreach launch new research and training projects in 2012.