Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:54
Producers making the switch to organic crops to meet growing market demand not only fetch premium prices, according to a recent study; they also build healthy soil and sequester carbon, making organic agriculture a useful strategy for dealing with climate change.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 09:59
Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 14:38
Results from the most recent survey of farmland rental rates conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showed that the average estimated cash rent for corn and soybean land in the state for 2013 was $270 per acre, an increase of $18 per acre or 7 percent from last year.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 15:53
Mark S. Johnson joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a field agronomist for north central Iowa on April 15.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:21
Iowans preparing for and recovering from both natural disasters -- drought and flooding -- have easy access to information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 13:18
Students, corn producers and agronomists are taking an in-depth look at corn, from the moment the seed is planted to maturity, with Corn Growth and Development (PMR 1009), a publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 08:02
The Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law in January 2011 addressed improvements needed to the U.S. food supply. One proposed section to the law addresses the safety of fresh produce by defining new produce standards for foods often consumed in raw form.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10:19
Andy Larson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist in small farm sustainability is the April 17 presenter for the Iowa Learning Farms' monthly webinar. Larson’s presentation will explore grantsmanship with Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education organization.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 14:20
The drought of 2012 has likely increased the carryover of nitrate-nitrogen (nitrate-N) into the 2013 season, according to field agronomists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Rather than just guessing how much nitrate-N has carried over from last year, they recommend that growers pull some soil samples this spring to estimate the carryover.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 14:42
Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Thursday April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnson’s Restaurant, Elkader. The workshop will focus on cover crop management for soil health and erosion control. The workshop includes a visit to the Gary Kregel farm near Elkport.