Articles related to Environment

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:41

Forgoing mowing in spring and delaying summer mowing allows sufficient time for Iowa’s breeding pheasants, quail, meadowlarks and 16 other common species of grassland-nesting birds to raise their young in nests they build during this time of the year.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:31

A weed and brush management field day June 22 will look at crops following cover crops and the latest on handling area weed pressures.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 08:24

A June 21 weed and brush field day will focus on control of  Sericea Lespedeza, a prevalent weed in southern Iowa that is becoming a bigger issue for producers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:31

Beneficial insects that will help battle the emerald ash borer, a highly destructive pest of ash trees, will be released in Jefferson County. Over the next few weeks several thousand stingless, parasitic wasps will be released at Whitham Woods near Fairfield, Iowa. This is the first release of the natural enemies of EAB in Iowa.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 09:12

Understanding the different types of ticks that are found in the state and how to remove ticks if they become attached to a human or domestic animal is the focus of a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 13:56

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop and strip-tillage field day on Wednesday, June 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Bob and Linda Lynch’s farm, in rural Gilmore City. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal.

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 10:47

The 2016 Iowa State University Weed Science Field Day will be held on June 23 at the Curtiss Farm, located at 2219 520th Avenue, Ames.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 08:57

The 2015 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers about their willingness to consider planting milkweed and other wildflowers to help improve monarch habitat in the state. Forty-two percent responded that they would consider planting or improving monarch habitat on their land. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 15:20

A series of webinars discussing aquaculture production will be hosted by Allen Pattillo, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries and aquaculture specialist.