Monday, August 25, 2014 - 16:02
Iowa Learning Farms is hosting four cover crop field days this September. Each event will have a different aspect of this conservation farming practice.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:38
The complexity of crop production decision-making is escalated by issues that have Iowa farmers concerned about pesticide resistance. Visit the Iowa State University tent at the Farm Progress Show Aug. 26-28 to meet Iowa State researchers and specialists working in the area of pest resistance.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:18
Palmer waterhemp, soybean cyst management and an update on the new weather station will highlight the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm fall field day Sept. 4.
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 14:58
Exhibits in the Iowa State tent, located at the corner of Center and Seventh Avenues of the Farm Progress Show, contain information related to best management practices for improving water quality and pest resistance, and information about Iowa State's involvement in protecting crops against pest resistance and state efforts to improve water quality. Demonstration plots outside the tent offer a look at biomass and cover crops.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 13:36
Iowa State University is beginning a 16-week online course on organic agriculture for producers who are interested in learning about the latest techniques for transitioning into organic farming, or improving their existing organic operations.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 13:42
Iowa Learning Farms will host a strip-tillage and cover crop field day on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Dean Stromer farm near Klemme from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with topics including the use of strip-tillage and cover crops as conservation farming techniques.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:26
Farmers and crop advisers throughout the upper Midwest are encouraged to attend the Resilient Agriculture Conference Aug. 5-7, in person at Ames, Iowa, or online.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 09:40
Angela Rieck-Hinz is the new extension field agronomist for north central Iowa. She brings expertise in crop production and protection to this position, which serves a nine-county area.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 15:41
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new team and direction to advise farmers on corn and soybean production.
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:58
Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.