Articles related to Environment

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 14:43

A new publication from Iowa State University Extension explains how routine maintenance of farm tractors and small adjustments in day-to-day operations improve fuel efficiency and total energy costs.
 

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:59

Informational meetings to address the gypsy moth, a well-known pest of trees, and the proposed action to control it will be held March 1 and 2 at three northeast Iowa locations.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 12:16

Several groups, including Iowa State University, are evaluating biomass crops that can be used to produce renewable energy feedstocks. They are sponsoring the workshop to help farmers better understand the opportunities to grow and market profitable biomass crops that are adapted to southern Iowa soils and climates.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 17:21

“Will the rain ever stop?” is the title of the Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) February webinar at noon, Feb. 16. Christopher J. Anderson, assistant director of the Climate Science Program at Iowa State University, is this month’s presenter.
 

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 14:19

Iowa Learning Farms is gearing up for another busy season of travel with the Conservation Station, a mobile learning center that encourages all Iowans to help protect and improve soil and water quality. Requests are now being accepted for 2011 events.
 

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 13:08

As thousand canker disease and emerald ash borers edge their way toward Iowa trees and woodlands, organizers of the 55th Annual Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course are encouraging those interested in trees to “Expand Your Plant Palette.”

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 15:05

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now making it easier for consumers to identify biobased products with the launch of the BioPreferred's labeling program.

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 15:46

Iowa State University Extension will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators on seven different dates and locations in February.

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 10:00

Iowa women farmers have a rare opportunity to help women farmers in Uganda by volunteering to spend approximately two weeks working directly with smallholder farmers.