Monday, August 22, 2011 - 16:10
Small prairie strips growing at key points in corn and soybean fields at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge are yielding more than good crops; they’re improving soil and water quality as well as creating beneficial habitat for insects and birds. Research that incorporates native prairie into working landscapes will be highlighted at a field day on Sept. 6.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:31
Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension are co-hosting a field day that focuses on water quality of tile-drained landscapes on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. near Gilmore City in Pocahontas County.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:58
Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a field day at the Kelly Tobin farm near New Market in Taylor County on Aug. 30, featuring a discussion of cover crop management.
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 13:16
A CREP wetland tour will be held in conjunction with the Aug. 24, 2011 Iowa Drainage School at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. The tour will depart from and return to the Borlaug Learning Center.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:33
Craig Chase, ISU Extension farm management specialist and interim marketing program leader at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will coordinate the Local Food and Farm Initiative, a new statewide program that aims to boost production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumption of Iowa-grown food.
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 08:00
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), Iowa State University (ISU) Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension are hosting a field day at the ISU Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm, near Ames, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The field day will feature strip-tillage and precision agriculture technology.
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 08:52
Corn fungicides, corn nematodes and Marestail weed management in soybeans are featured at this year’s Armstrong Farm Field Day scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 9:30 a.m. near Lewis.
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 15:20
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 construction and production at an Aug. 8-9 workshop in Packwood sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 08:44
Beef producers who attended a recent series of pasture management meetings in southern Iowa learned of the importance of timely and careful stockpiling of fescue pastures. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Beef Center (IBC) sponsored the meetings that focused on fescue management.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 16:19
The first symptoms of the disease are usually found on more compacted and low areas of the field and seen on the leaves of infected plants as scattered, yellow spots between leaf veins.