Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 11:43
Tractor operations represent a significant portion of annual on-farm fuel costs. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension discusses tractor test data to consider when leasing or purchasing a tractor.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:12
Field day attendees will see no-till corn following corn, no-till corn following soybean, and no-till soybean following corn. They also hear about strategies for no-till and cover crop management.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 09:32
Harold and Kay Whipple, along with Iowa Learning Farms, will co-host "Conservation Conversations on the Prairie" at the Whipples' farm in rural Lacona on Tuesday, July 19.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:17
Livestock producers and service providers can receive training on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index for use in nutrient management and manure management plans at the July 26 workshop.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 13:59
Learn how to identify beneficial insects and the native plants that attract them during this Aug. 4 workshop.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:51
A series of Worker Protection Standard (WPS) self-inspection checklists is now available to assist agricultural employers, pesticide dealers and growers to ensure compliance with WPS.
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 09:25
Many farm facilities use incandescent bulbs in a variety of settings, but the upcoming phase-out of incandescents among U.S. retailers demands consideration of energy efficient lighting alternatives. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension compares some of the indoor and outdoor lighting options and their features.
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 08:55
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) are hosting a bus tour of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wetlands in Dallas County on Thursday, June 23, from 9-11 a.m.
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 08:26
The June 22 field day in Muscatine County will include a discussion about strip-tillage crop management as well as tractor fuel saving tips. The Lil’ Conservation Station— a portable rainfall simulator-- will demonstrate the effects of rainfall on different soil surface scenarios.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 13:47
The June 17 field day in Palo Alto County will include discussion of cover crop management, strip-tillage and tractor fuel saving tips.The event also includes a walking field tour of corn planted into fall 2010 aerial-seeded winter rye.