Articles related to Environment

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:38

Timothy Youngquist will discuss Iowa State research on converting portions of crop fields into perennial prairie to reduce soil erosion, as well as phosphorous and nitrogen loss, during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar April 15.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 09:39

The revised publication includes the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 08:49

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in the city of Clinton, making this the 20th county in Iowa where this wood boring pest of ash trees has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 16:10

Harvesting rainwater, managing thistles, designing outdoor spaces and protecting ponds from too much moss are all topics covered in the recent issue of Acreage Living, a free online newsletter from Small Farm Sustainability at ISU Extension and Outreach.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:42

Eric Koehlmoos of South O’Brien High School in Paulina is headed to the 2015 White House Science Fair March 23 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:52

The Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, March 18, features Dan Andersen, assistant professor and extension specialist with Iowa State University in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 15:53

Fish producers can stay current on the areas of fish health, feeding practices, water quality and water treatment by referring to the standard operating procedures for aquaculture outlined in new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publications.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:12

Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 09:41

Iowa State University helped develop an app that makes it easier to meet state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements. Extension and Outreach is working with developers to improve the app's usefulness and features.