Articles related to Environment

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 15:39

Mahdi Al-Kaisi will discuss the concept of soil health, its basic principles, factors for healthy soil and management choices that affect soil health during the regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar July 22.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 09:18

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 16:15

Learn about protecting drinking water, septic system maintenance, riparian buffer strips and pesticide application in the summer edition of Acreage Living Newsletter.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 13:04

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Soybean Association, will host a field day on Thursday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tom Dykstra farm, rural Eddyville.

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 12:34

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a workshop about available conservation planning, the installation of grassed waterways and erosion control blankets along with the use of cover crops July 21 on the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 14:37

The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station is host for the annual Iowa Turfgrass Field Day, July 23 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:59

Recent weather conditions may have pond owners battling an abundance of aquatic plants. While the plants are a necessary and beneficial component of a natural ecosystem, too many can cause issues for pond owners, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 14:04

According to the latest Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, the majority of farmers are aware of and support Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy, a science and technology-based approach used to assess and reduce nutrients delivered to Iowa waterways, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 09:37

Weeds, herbicides and the effectiveness of herbicides to control weeds are topics of agronomic and economic importance to farmers and agribusinesses. It is so important that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists are hosting Weeds Week Aug. 3-7.