Articles related to Environment

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 15:05

This month’s guest speaker is Tom Kaspar who will present “Reaching the Full Potential of Cover Crops in Iowa.”

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 07:24

Those that fly, crawl, slither and leap will have their days at the Iowa State University exhibit, “Camp Cy – A Statewide Adventure,” in the Varied Industries Building at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Camp Cy takes place under cardinal and gold tent tops where special guests and activities will showcase the many ways ISU Extension and Outreach is Iowans’ 99-county campus.

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 09:03

SDSU Extension veterinarian Russ Daly answers questions on what urban citizens should know about highly pathogenic avian influenza.  This article is part of a cooperative effort of ISU Extension and Outreach, SDSU Extension and University of Minnesota Extension to provide resources for families struggling with the human challenges brought on by avian influenza.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:42

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 07:07

The design, installation and maintenance of drainage systems is the focus of the Iowa Drainage School to be held on Aug. 25-27 at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, Iowa.

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 08:22

In a step-by-step approach, instructions will be offered for reading a manure test and determining how much of the crop nutrient needs can be met with manure applications.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 15:23

Agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality are the topics of a series of webinars recently developed by a team of extension specialists from several Upper Midwest universities. The first webinar of the series July 22 features Wright County farmer Tim Smith.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 14:39

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 - 08:18

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.