Articles related to Environment

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:09

The Iowa State University Extension Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (ISU-PIDC) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed that a single dead specimen of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, was recently collected in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and submitted to ISU PIDC for diagnosis.

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 10:51

To provide an opportunity for Iowa business leaders, homeowners, livestock producers and environmentalists to consult on wind and solar energy, Iowa State University Extension in Plymouth County, along with other partner organizations, is presenting a Wind/Solar Energy Conference.

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 10:18

The Iowa Water Conference is a collaborative effort of the Ag and the Environment, Flood Plain Management, Iowa Learning Farms, Stormwater and Water Monitoring conferences. The goal of this partnership is to create greater awareness of Iowa urban and agricultural water issues through sustainable watershed management.

 

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.”