Articles related to Environment

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:12

Agronomy in the Field for Women will be held this spring for women landowners, farmers and ag retailers to learn about Iowa crop production. The ISU Extension and Outreach program is in its third year.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 09:53

The emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that attacks and decimates ash trees, has been confirmed in Greene and Wayne counties. Native to Asia, EAB has now made its way to 43 counties in Iowa.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 09:24

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Union County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a cover crop field day Wednesday, March 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Nick and Andrea Lacina’s farm, rural Afton.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 09:29

Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned farmland near Ames to quantify the impact of construction utilities equipment, field traffic and deep tillage on crop yield and soil compaction.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 14:47

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a variety of resources that can help prepare gardeners for the upcoming gardening season, whether planting a home vegetable garden for the first time or with years of experience.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:55

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America, available at www.iowamonarchs.info.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:28

Results of Iowa State University’s 2016 weed science research are now available through the ISU Extension Store. The report includes data on herbicides and how they work on various weeds and soil types.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 14:27

According to the newly released Iowa Learning Farms 2016 Field Day Evaluation Report, the number of Iowa cover crop acres grew by approximately 32 percent to 623,700 acres.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:45

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop workshop Thursday, March 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The workshop is free, open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch.