Articles related to Agriculture

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.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 08:40

As the swine program specialist for west central and southwest Iowa, Matthew Swantek works with producers and others in the pork industry on swine nutrition programs, management practices and performance, and financial benchmarking.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:19

When corn harvesting conditions allow optimal time for in-field drying, taking full advantage can reduce on-farm energy consumption. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains the basic principles of energy management for grain drying.

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:13

Ed Cox, a fellow at the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University,  will discuss his work with the Sustainable Agricultural Land Stewardship (SALT) project during the Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) Sept. 21 webinar.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 15:46

Iowa high school students participated in the first Iowa State University Extension and Outreach crop scouting competition on Aug. 19. The competition coupled real-world scouting experience based on integrated pest management principles with community service.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:38

Vehicle drivers will be encountering slow-moving agricultural equipment on Iowa roadways as harvest gets under way. When all drivers understand agricultural equipment movement and proper signage, and how to approach the equipment, roadway safety becomes a shared responsibility.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 15:33

This year the bacterial disease Goss's Wilt was identified in the state much earlier than in previous years, prompting some concern among those whose fields previously had not been affected.