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Daffodils make any garden or flower bed more beautiful, but like many plants, care must be taken to optimize their production and life in any garden.

Rebecca Ahlers has been selected as southeast Iowa field agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, replacing Mark Carlton who retired in March.

The publication Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa – 2015 contains estimates of production costs for common livestock enterprises. The estimates are intended to reflect average or above-average levels of management using common types of technology.

The International Master Gardener Conference, co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, will be Sept. 22-25 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.

Debt happens, but sometimes it’s just too much, and filing for bankruptcy may be the best way to regain financial control. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.

Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.

During a trip to the White House, Iowan Spencer Orr and a delegation of 4-H’ers told President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the programs they are leading to improve their communities in healthy living, food security and STEM education.

Sulfur Management for Iowa Crop Production, a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, provides a summary of research efforts and guidance on sulfur fertilization and application needs.

Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops being held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May.

Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs at Iowa State University, is a recipient of the National Wetlands Awards - an honor bestowed by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.

Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

Field Scouting Basics Workshop is a half-day course designed for beginning-level crop scouts. It provides hands-on, in-field experience to prepare for the 2015 growing season.

High school age students have an opportunity to learn crop-scouting skills and integrated pest management basics by participating in the Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth.

A new release of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide and Field Records mobile app supports sending emails and printing hardcopies of crop and pesticide application information.

Avian influenza does not impact the foods that consumers eat, says an Iowa State University food safety expert.

Four new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach online classes give vendors and farmers' market managers good agricultural practices for safe food production and handling specific to farmers' markets, with a focus on specialty foods.

The Iowa Beef Center is offering the 21st annual update for Veterinarians on Wednesday, May 20, at the McNay Memorial Research Farm near Chariton.

Everyone lives in a watershed and has a relationship with the watershed. Learn more about Iowa water quality issues, how watersheds function and the human relationship with them May 4 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Story County office.