Articles related to Environment

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:05

Iowa Learning Farms and the WaterRocks! Team from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and their volunteers are bringing a “conservation counts” message to the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7-17. They will demonstrate the rainfall simulator, Enviroscape and conduct the “Poo Toss” challenge game during the fair at Farm Bureau Park, located between the Administration Building and the Varied Industries Building.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 13:42

Iowa Learning Farms will host a strip-tillage and cover crop field day on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Dean Stromer farm near Klemme from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with topics including the use of strip-tillage and cover crops as conservation farming techniques.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:35

Iowa now has 12 infested counties after two adult Emerald Ash Borer beetles were collected from a trap in Boone and have been positively identified as EAB by a federal identifier.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 13:58

A larva collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a residential tree in Muscatine has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier.

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 14:14

Water Rocks! hosted its first teacher Summit in June, with Iowa K-12 teachers and high school students from nine school districts congregating in Ames. The group received information about some of the greatest environmental challenges faced today as well as innovative ways to teach about them.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 17:07

This month’s presenter is Jesse Randall with Iowa State University Forestry Extension. He will talk about planning for buffer strips as well as windbreaks to aid in soil erosion reduction, water retention and quality.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 09:40

Angela Rieck-Hinz is the new extension field agronomist for north central Iowa. She brings expertise in crop production and protection to this position, which serves a nine-county area.

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:53

ISU Extension and Outreach offers cattle producers information and resources to deal with flooding as it relates to the health and safety of livestock and the health and safety of homes and families.

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:57

Iowa Learning Farms and the STRIPs research group will host a prairie strips installation field day at the farm of Gary Guthrie near Nevada from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10.