Articles related to Environment

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 09:44

ISU Extension specialists will share information on new practices to improve soil and water quality at workshops Dec. 16 at the Marshall County Extension office and Dec. 20 at the Carroll County Extension office.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 08:43

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 76 locations in Iowa, and four locations in surrounding states. Commercial manure applicators can meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements by attending.

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 16:41

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in January or February 2012.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 17:31

Evaluating the energy savings of new equipment for the farm can prove challenging. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach gives examples for comparing the payback periods of energy-related purchases.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 13:04

The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) Nov. 16 webinar will feature Wayne Petersen, urban conservationist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Petersen will take webinar attendees on a virtual tour of Iowa, featuring infiltration-based stormwater management practices in many of Iowa’s communities.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 11:46

A drainage workshop planned for Dec. 15 will examine various aspects of farmland drainage, according to Iowa State University engineers who will conduct the workshop. The 2011 Farmland Drainage Workshop will cover the basics of planning a new drainage system or retrofitting an existing system.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 11:40

Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) has announced the publication of Water Quality Matters To Us All, a new book that provides insight into the attitudes and practices of agencies and stakeholders involved in protecting Iowa’s water quality.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 09:08

Woodchip bioreactors, installed at the edge of agricultural fields, can remove 15 to 60 percent of the nitrate in tile-drained water annually. This innovative approach for protecting the water quality in Midwest streams and rivers is described in a new fact sheet available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 08:53

The 2011 Iowa Forage and Grassland Conference is set for Nov. 21-22 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. It will offer expert presentations and technological innovations on a variety of grassland and forage topics.