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.
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 12:55
The popular Weed Identification Field Guide is now available electronically as an e-book and, for the first time, downloadable on iPad. The publication is distributed by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, has sponsored the capability for users to download the electronic versions for no charge.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 13:51
The 12th Annual Drainage Research Forum will be held Nov. 22 at the Arrowwood Conference Center in Okoboji, Iowa. Registration is at 8 a.m.; the program runs from 9 a.m.- 4:15 p.m., sponsored by Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 16:49
The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 on the Iowa State campus. Conference attendees can choose from 34 different workshops that offer the latest information on crop production and protection technology in Iowa and surrounding states.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 09:32
Andrew Lenssen joined Iowa State University on Oct. 1 as a soybean systems agronomist with teaching, research and extension responsibilities. Lenssen comes to Iowa State from Sidney, Mont., where he was a research ecologist and lead scientist for USDA dryland research.
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:42
Practical Farmers of Iowa and Iowa Learning Farms will co-sponsor a field day at Gustafson Farms near Boone on Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. During the field day, participants will see an aerial seeding demonstration, talk to the pilot and check out recently planted plots of drilled oats and aerially seeded winter rye cover crops.
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 10:33
Mark Hanna, ISU Extension agricultural and biosystems engineer, will present “ISU Farm Energy: Energy Conservation and Efficiency” during the Iowa Learning Farms’ October webinar, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at noon.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:04
A new how-to video from Iowa Learning Farms and the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) offers suggestions, tips and reminders about manure application. The 20-minute DVD, “Manure Management and Conservation,” is free from Iowa Learning Farms.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 07:47
Harvest is a prime time for fire dangers, even if the weather has not been warm and dry. Fuel sources such as leaves, stalks, husks, dust, oil and fuel are always present when harvesting fields, and so are numerous sources of ignition on farm equipment or transport vehicles including exhaust, bearings and electrical wiring.