Articles related to Agriculture

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:27

A summer of extreme heat and drought did not deter Farm Progress Show visitors interested in exploring the ways soil, water, plants and people influence the landscape — specifically the interactions between soil and water. Displays at the Iowa State University building at the 2012 Farm Progress Show set the stage for conversations and idea sharing between visitors and Iowa State University experts and students.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 13:31

Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineers say documented cases of manure pit fires and explosions in Iowa highlight the caution needed when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings. They offer steps to minimize risk of injuries and flash fires.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 08:20

It pays to test your livestock’s feedstuffs every year, but it is critical to test forages this fall due to extreme variation in quality of silage and hay produced during the drought of 2012.

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 15:29

The successful distance education program SowBridge will begin its fifth year Nov. 7. Iowa State University animal science professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said suggestions from subscribers help maintain the program’s value.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 13:24

More Iowa farmers are cutting corn for silage this summer due to the extreme heat, dryness and crop conditions. Because of the increased silage production, the possibilities for silo gas and related health issues have increased, according to Chuck Schwab, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm safety and health specialist.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 14:09

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are invited to attend a session set for Nov. 19 in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is hosting the morning session, which will run concurrently with an initial daylong PQA Plus certification session.

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 14:02

Iowa Learning Farms and Wapello County NRCS will co-host a field day near Martinsburg on Friday, Sept. 7, focusing on cover crop management for optimum results as part of the Competine Creek Watershed project. The field day is free and the public is invited to attend. A free lunch will follow the field day program.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:20

The Farm Progress Show is known for its extensive array of information and technology for today’s farmers. It is a natural fit for Iowa State University to be integrated into different aspects of the show, including displays in the permanent hoop building and agricultural tours to nearby research projects and facilities. Look for Iowa State banners around the show grounds to locate Iowa State experts and exhibits.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:32

In response to the current drought situation facing Iowa pork producers, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine program specialists will host a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at various locations. The program is free and no preregistration is required