Articles related to Environment

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 13:07

Design, installation and maintenance of agricultural drainage systems is the focus of the Iowa Drainage School Aug. 20-22 at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, Iowa.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 09:16

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Arlyn Kauffman farm near Weldon, Iowa, on Thursday, Aug. 1, beginning at 5 p.m. The field day will focus on cover crop management and conservation farming practices for southwestern Iowa soils.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 09:18

Iowa farmers are reminded to properly handle treated seeds that were unable to be planted this year due to the historically wet spring weather. Seeds treated with a pesticide to protect them from pests or disease cannot enter the grain supply, so it is important that treated seed be stored for planting next year or disposed of properly.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 07:13

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 13:22

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a soil health day in Albert City on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will focus on soil health, primarily no-till and strip-till as well as using cover crops.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 13:25

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day and pasture walk at Triple C Farms near Leon on Wednesday, July 24. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and focus on pasture improvement.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:16

As a result of a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling, those who sign a Conservation Reserve Program contract, whether they are involved in a farm business or just own the land, will find their CRP payments subject to self-employment tax.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:23

Michael Castellano, assistant agronomy professor at Iowa State University, will share his research on nitrogen and soil organic matter during the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar Wednesday, July 17. The at 11:30 a.m. webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect.

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 07:47

The field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 17. The benefits of no-till and strip-till compared to traditional tillage will be demonstrated using a 150-foot soil root pit.