Articles related to Crops

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 13:50

A new publication from Iowa State University Extension illustrates the “shift up, throttle back” technique to reduce tractor fuel consumption and related expenses.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 09:40

Focus groups will take a look at research and the outlook for organic crops in 2011.

Friday, March 11, 2011 - 10:11

The workshop offers information on several aspects of cover crops, including cost-share programs for cover crop usage.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 12:58

The Iowa Learning Farms’ March webinar, to be held at noon Wednesday, March 16, will feature Jeremy Singer and cover crop management.

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:11

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-host a workshop focusing on cover crops at the Clay County Regional Events Center, Spencer, on March 10.

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.