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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:19

A new publication looks at the small, very small, things in the soil that play a huge role in plant growth and development. The author, Ajay Nair, encourages growers to test soils regularly - preferably in the fall.

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 08:53

An Iowa State University student worked with ISU Extension and Outreach to  create an interactive scavenger hunt for a summer “County Fair” event at Old MacDonald’s Farm in Cedar Rapids to help residents learn about agriculture and health.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 13:44

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach titled "Crop Rotations, Composting and Cover Crops for Organic Vegetable Production" provides detailed information on those three important aspects of organic production.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 09:50

Courtney Long, with Iowa State University, received a 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award for the “Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit” program. Long was named second runner-up in this competition that recognizes outstanding efforts by state and local MarketMaker programs around the country.

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 09:52

The commercial production aspect of asparagus is discussed in a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication. "Commercial Asparagus Production" (HORT 3059) is available online through the Extension Store.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:02

Mary Giese and Evan Fritz are among 20 Iowans representing the colleges and units of Iowa State University who will have their portraits painted during the Iowa State Fair. The portraits are part of “Your Beautiful Adventure,” the university’s exhibit in the Varied Industries Building.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 13:31

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach organic agriculture program’s research will be a focus of the Neely-Kinyon Field Day on Aug. 23 from 4 – 7 p.m. in Greenfield, Iowa.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 15:10

Because of increasing interest in grape production, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has reproduced and updated its popular publication on grape cultivars.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:04

The school garden program in Wapello County, thriving at two Ottumwa elementary schools, is an investment in healthier kids.