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Timothy Youngquist will discuss Iowa State research on converting portions of crop fields into perennial prairie to reduce soil erosion, as well as phosphorous and nitrogen loss, during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar April 15.

A new publication providing information on suitable tomato varieties for commercial field and high tunnel production in Iowa is now available at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store. Home gardeners also will find the variety descriptions helpful.

Farming is a vital enterprise for Iowa and the United States. The new C6 BioFarm Game takes an interactive approach to teach young people about agricultural practices involved with providing food, fuel, fiber and products in a manner that is environmentally and economically sustainable.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on controlling crabgrass.

The half-day workshop,“Combating the Spotted Winged Drosophila Fruit Fly," will be offered April 20 in Iowa City and April 27 in Clarion.

The revised publication includes the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.

The Siouxland Garden Show March 27 - 29 at the Sioux City Convention Center, Sioux City is a garden party with something for everyone - speakers, how-to sessions, make-and-take projects and business and organization exhibits.

Learn what it takes to have your very own asparagus patch and enjoy this favorite spring vegetable for years.

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in the city of Clinton, making this the 20th county in Iowa where this wood boring pest of ash trees has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Harvesting rainwater, managing thistles, designing outdoor spaces and protecting ponds from too much moss are all topics covered in the recent issue of Acreage Living, a free online newsletter from Small Farm Sustainability at ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating the land-grant mission of putting the university’s research and resources to work throughout the state of Iowa.

Ryan Breuer is the new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy specialist serving northwest Iowa. Breuer’s office is in the Sioux County Extension Office in Orange City.

In Iowa, onions are a popular garden product, but they do require some special conditions and care to get optimal results. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on onion cultivar varieties and the proper way to plant them.

Iowans have a chance to brush up on money management skills during Money Smart Week, April 18-25, 2015.

This grant workshop is intended to raise awareness of Agricultural Marketing System grant opportunities and increase participation from those involved in farmers' markets and local foods.

The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa gives students real value with deep, long-lasting relationships that students build with judges, professors and science and technology industry professionals.

Eric Koehlmoos of South O’Brien High School in Paulina is headed to the 2015 White House Science Fair March 23 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

The Iowa Alpha Mu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s honor society, recognized three Friends of Extension during Epsilon Sigma Phi’s annual awards ceremony March 10 at the Scheman Building on the ISU campus.

If given proper care, a 100-foot-long row of red raspberries can produce 100 to 150 pints of fruit. Proper pruning increases berry numbers and size, and is required to obtain maximum yields.