Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:27
Managing and maintaining dairy equipment to improve energy efficiency is challenging, especially cooling milk throughout the hot summer months. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains three key factors for reducing energy consumption on Midwestern dairies.
Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 13:48
Iowa crop and livestock producers dealing with drought–related issues heard from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists during a webinar Wednesday, July 25 on options available to them. Presentations made by the Extension crops, livestock and farm management teams were recorded and are now available.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 13:54
Kristi Cooper, family life specialist, shares tips families can follow in their home to help conserve water, reducing their usage and cost.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 08:42
Drainage systems that are properly designed and operating are essential to achieving excellent agricultural production capability. The Iowa Drainage School is being offered to address these issues on Aug. 21-23 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) between Ames and Boone, Iowa.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:17
Iowa crop and livestock producers dealing with drought–related issues are invited to attend an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach webinar Wednesday, July 25 to learn more about options available to them. County extension offices will be hosting the 1- 3 p.m. webinar. There is no charge to attend the webinar.
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 10:40
The Iowa Learning Farms’ July 18 webinar will feature young farmer Nathan Anderson. Anderson, from Cherokee, farms with his wife, Sarah, and family and serves as a Cherokee County Soil and Water District commissioner, involved in Practical Farmers of Iowa and other community and agricultural organizations.
Friday, July 13, 2012 - 14:19
A tour of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program wetlands in Emmet County will be held on Tuesday, July 24, beginning at 1:30 p.m. CREP specialists with IDALS, will lead the tour and talk about the benefits, installation and financial incentives for these structures.
Friday, July 13, 2012 - 12:02
Due to this summer's extreme heat and dry weather, many pond owners are having issues with submerged plants, floating plants and filamentous algae, which are leading them to using aquatic herbicides that may be problematic for fish. Pond owners have a couple of aeration options according to Allen Pattillo, extension aquaculture and fisheries specialist.
Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:34
Blue-green algae blooms are already being reported in Iowa lakes, ponds, rivers and streams this summer and creating a risk to livestock. During blue-green algae blooms, toxin concentrations can reach very high levels and can produce severe adverse reactions, including human and livestock fatalities, if that water is consumed.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 13:54
A $25,000 gift from Ag Ventures Alliance is helping Iowa State University Extension and Outreach launch new research and training projects in 2012.