Articles related to Crops

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 09:51

Those who work the farmland, whether they call it dirt or soil, know that it is one of the state’s richest resources. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps those that own, manage and work the land, as well as those who talk about it, know and understand Iowa soil through a recently revised website.

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 09:18

The day-and-a-half-long conference will provide practical, how-to information on nearly every aspect of conservation tillage. Learn how conservation tillage can save soil, time, fuel — and money.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 15:02

Manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators are planned for seven different dates and locations in February. These workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 13:51

Research is evaluating a couple of strategies that may extend the growing season for vegetable growers.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 11:56

The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held Jan. 5-7, 2012, at the Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University Campus. The conference and tradeshow is a collaborative effort of growers associations and extension services from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota, and each year draws hundreds of producers from the region and beyond.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 13:50

The Central Iowa Expo Site held a check presentation on Dec. 12  to officially announce a major contribution to the site near the junction of Highway 30 and Highway 17 between Ames and Boone from Monsanto.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:00

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $6,708 per acre, an increase of 32.5 percent from 2010, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the highest percentage increase ever recorded by the Iowa State University annual survey.

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 14:04

On Jan. 18, a high tunnel production workshop will be held at the Cherokee County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee and a Feb. 4 workshop will be at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. Current commercial fruit or vegetable growers, gardeners interested in expanding into commercial production and traditional farmers interested in diversifying can learn more about high tunnel production.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:25

Individuals planning to take the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exam can attend a two-day Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach course to prepare and review before taking the certification exam. The review course will be offered Jan. 9-10, 2012.