Monday, April 28, 2014 - 13:24
Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation seem to have little effect on yield, according to a five-year study conducted by Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa. Ten Iowa farmers have devoted part of their acres to conduct the study.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 11:09
The Integrated Pest Management program at Iowa State University is hosting its fourth crop scouting competition on Aug. 5 for teams of Iowa high school students.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 14:08
Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a new series of fact sheets from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 14:06
As tractors, combines and other farm equipment have become larger and heavier, Iowa farmers’ concerns about soil compaction and its impacts on crop yields have increased as well, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:59
During the Iowa Learning Farms’ March 19 webinar, Clare Lindahl will share tactics to effectively present information about conservation as part of Conservation Districts of Iowa’s new Champion Cover Crop Commissioner program.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 17:35
Iowa Learning Farms, as part of the Iowa Cover Crops Working Group, will host a field day and four cover crop workshops across Iowa in March and April to support the growing popularity of cover crops in Iowa.
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:45
The annual meeting and educational program of the North Iowa Research Farm will take place on Thursday, March 13 at the Heartland Museum in Clarion, Iowa. Those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register by March 7.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:13
Iowa farmers are well aware that populations of Bt-resistant corn rootworm have been found in the state, and more than half are concerned that the pest will become a major problem here, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:43
The five-year Iowa Learning Farms project is commemorating 10 years in 2014.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 09:55
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-day crop production short course Feb. 18-19 focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management. Registration is limited to 40 participants; pre-registration is required and must be made by Feb. 11.