Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:40
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on Wednesday, June 12, from 4–6 p.m. The field day will feature a variety of conservation topics as visitors tour the farm.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 10:22
The frequent rains that have soaked Iowa this year have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas. Many producers are wondering what options they have under their multiple peril crop insurance policies. Beginning June 1, corn producers with unplanted acres have three choices.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 08:53
A crop scouting competition for high school youth is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Iowa State University Extension Farm near Boone. High school students (those completing grades 9-12) are invited to compete and showcase their scouting abilities in corn and soybean during this one-day event.
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.