Friday, August 2, 2013 - 16:01
Aquatic plants, although necessary for the pond ecosystem, can become a nuisance in ponds throughout Iowa during the hot summer months. Excessive plant growth can be managed through a variety of methods of varying cost and effectiveness.
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 09:59
An Iowa Learning Farms field day Aug. 27 will focus on soil health using cover crops, reduced tillage and nutrient management in the Boone River Watershed.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 14:07
Design, installation and maintenance of agricultural drainage systems is the focus of the Iowa Drainage School Aug. 20-22 at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, Iowa.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 09:13
Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development will host the 19th annual Crops Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm in Lewis, Iowa.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 13:35
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of meetings this fall for growers producing crops in high tunnels. Two meeting sites will be offered for each workshop.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 09:17
To meet continuing demand and the Aug. 31 deadline for advisor recertification under the newly revised Pork Quality Assurance Plus® program, Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has added a session on Aug. 29 in Ames.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:36
The 2013 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at the Iowa State Horticulture Farm in Ames is Monday, Aug. 12. Those interested in attending should register online by Aug. 5.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:16
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Arlyn Kauffman farm near Weldon, Iowa, on Thursday, Aug. 1, beginning at 5 p.m. The field day will focus on cover crop management and conservation farming practices for southwestern Iowa soils.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 10:18
Iowa farmers are reminded to properly handle treated seeds that were unable to be planted this year due to the historically wet spring weather. Seeds treated with a pesticide to protect them from pests or disease cannot enter the grain supply, so it is important that treated seed be stored for planting next year or disposed of properly.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 14:22
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a soil health day in Albert City on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will focus on soil health, primarily no-till and strip-till as well as using cover crops.