Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:09
The Iowa State University Extension Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (ISU-PIDC) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed that a single dead specimen of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, was recently collected in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and submitted to ISU PIDC for diagnosis.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:15
More than 400 samples have been submitted for a forage testing project initiated by the Iowa Beef Center, ISU's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Iowa Forage and Grassland Council and the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee.
Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 12:16
Several groups, including Iowa State University, are evaluating biomass crops that can be used to produce renewable energy feedstocks. They are sponsoring the workshop to help farmers better understand the opportunities to grow and market profitable biomass crops that are adapted to southern Iowa soils and climates.
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 14:19
Iowa Learning Farms is gearing up for another busy season of travel with the Conservation Station, a mobile learning center that encourages all Iowans to help protect and improve soil and water quality. Requests are now being accepted for 2011 events.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:07
Iowa State University researcher Kathleen Delate is undertaking perhaps the most comprehensive study of organic vegetable-growing practices by looking at the use of cover crops, manure, tillage and mulch.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 14:58
The 2011 Tri-State Agriculture Summit will provide an outlook of land values, grain markets, technology and inputs. The summit is Feb. 16 in Keokuk, Iowa.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:44
The Beginning Farmer Network (BFN) is sponsoring the Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 12, at the Scheman Center, Iowa State University, Ames.
Monday, January 10, 2011 - 10:00
Iowa women farmers have a rare opportunity to help women farmers in Uganda by volunteering to spend approximately two weeks working directly with smallholder farmers.
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 14:23
A new publication from Iowa State University Extension addresses techniques for dryeration and combination drying to increase the drying rate for high-temperature corn dryers.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 11:28
Recent federal food safety legislation can impact small fruit and vegetable growers. Seven workshops throughout the state in January and February will highlight good practices for food safety and post-harvest handling.