Articles related to Agriculture

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:04

A new how-to video from Iowa Learning Farms and the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) offers suggestions, tips and reminders about manure application. The 20-minute DVD, “Manure Management and Conservation,” is free from Iowa Learning Farms.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 07:47

Harvest is a prime time for fire dangers, even if the weather has not been warm and dry. Fuel sources such as leaves, stalks, husks, dust, oil and fuel are always present when harvesting fields, and so are numerous sources of ignition on farm equipment or transport vehicles including exhaust, bearings and electrical wiring.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 08:14

Farm lighting systems should be designed to meet minimum lighting requirements in a manner that is both energy efficient and cost effective. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach addresses minimum illumination levels for various production agriculture settings.

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 14:32

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has recently released a publication that complements existing extension manure management resources. How to Interpret Your Manure Analysis, PM 3014, explains the value of manure sample analyses that indicate nutrient concentrations.

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 09:16

Women farmers and ranchers wanting to learn more about transition planning will benefit from a program that recently received USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture funding. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Annie’s Project proposal, Farm Transition and Business Management Training for Women Farmers and Ranchers, was awarded $675,750 for curriculum development and delivery of courses.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 13:27

As harvest begins around the state, farmers are encouraged to be aware of the potential for development of molds and fungus in corn.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 13:24

Last week another swine barn explosion left one person critically injured.  At this time, exact details of the incident are unknown. However, agricultural engineers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach urge all livestock producers and commercial manure applicators to use extreme caution when pumping manure.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 07:53

Horse enthusiasts who are interested in learning more about equine science, care and training, and who are willing to share their knowledge and skills with others can enroll now for Master Equine Manager, Level One.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 13:03

On Nov. 15, veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program. Iowa State will host a daylong training session with an exam, part of the certification process.