Articles related to Environment

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:44

Iowa farmers are increasingly concerned about herbicide-resistant weeds and are changing their weed management practices to deal with the issue, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 10:59

Commercial manure applicators can attend annual training Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 76 Iowa locations.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 10:46

Confinement site manure applicators and those interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend one of the two-hour workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January and February 2014.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:42

The 2014 Eco Family Virtual Conference opens to participants in December, with the first online session scheduled for Jan. 2.

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 14:44

Identifying pests, diseases, disorders and developmental stages in Midwestern corn crops just became easier with the second edition of Iowa State University’s popular Corn Field Guide.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:34

Having 2 percent of the total pond surface open throughout the winter will help pond owners avoid fish kills, according to ISU Extension and Outreach fisheries and aquaculture specialist Allen Pattillo.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 09:15

The new online computer game “Rock Your Watershed!” is fun for all ages. It entertains while teaching players about productivity and environmental impacts, based on land management choices on 10 parcels of land within a watershed.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 09:55

The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar will be Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m. Jerry Hatfield, laboratory director of the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, will be the guest presenter.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 09:17

Drought, extreme rains and flooding over the past five years have had the greatest influence on farmers’ beliefs about climate change, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. The survey also gathered farmers' concerns about weather-related threats to agriculture and attitudes regarding different types of potential responses to increasing weather variability.