Articles related to Environment

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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 13:43

Iowa Learning Farms and Key Cooperative will co-sponsor a strip-tillage field day at the Mike Hermanson farm and at Key Co-op S14 Office strip-till plots in northern Story County on Tuesday, June 21, beginning at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 13:33

The Iowa Learning Farms’ June 15 webinar will feature Iowa State University Assistant Professor Michelle Soupir, who will talk about the fate and transport of pathogens from agricultural landscapes.

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 12:48

The 2011 Field Diagnostic Clinic will be held July 11-12 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Ames. This program focuses on the fundamentals of crop plant diagnostics.