Articles related to Environment

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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 08:18

Dry conditions are putting stress on Iowa trees. Trees on marginal sites are dying all over the state, said Jesse Randall, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach forester.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 15:14

Badger Creek Watershed is one of the oldest publicly owned lakes in Iowa. A picnic and wetland tour to celebrate the lake will be held Saturday, July 14, from 5-8 p.m. at the Ron and Jenny McBroom barn, Winterset. The celebration is open to the public and includes a tour of the CREP wetland, the McBroom-Hargis barn, the Conservation Station and an evening dinner.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 09:50

With anhydrous ammonia under pressure, safety is always a concern when plumbing and working around application equipment. A new set of voluntary guidelines for plumbing multi-tank anhydrous ammonia systems has been recently developed by a coalition of state government, academia and industry representatives.

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 13:42

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day near Leon, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. The field day will include a pasture walk at Triple C Farms and will focus on pasture improvement.