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A back to the basics cover crop field day is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Tama Civic Center in Tama. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will discuss opportunities to add a cover crop following seed corn.

Two new publications specifically for corn and soybean farmers provide easy-to-read disease listings and overviews, basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, and non-technical management recommendations.

Web platform provides in-season field information and predictions for management decisions.

Anyone with an interest in learning more about the biology, sampling, scouting and management of soybean cyst nematodes is welcome to attend the Soybean Cyst Nematode Clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa.

Anyone who wants to learn more about corn and soybean disease management should register for the Crop Disease Clinic set for Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa.

In 2015, ISU Extension and Outreach added the Women in Agriculture program to provide research-based educational programs that expand agricultural enterprise, improve natural resource management, and support the community of women in agriculture.

As Iowa teens participate in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at Iowa State University this week, some 4-H alumni at Iowa State tell how the youth development program led them to pursue a career in human sciences.

With the goal of providing information and training on grain handling and storage safety, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has produced a series of online learning modules.

Iowa Learning Farms has released a Field Day Toolkit, a new guide on how to hold an effective field day from planning to evaluation.

The Commodity Carnival gives Iowa youth a chance to be educated and have fun at the Iowa State Fair, Aug.11-21, and 18 county fairs. This interactive, hands-on game shows youth the behind-the-scenes components and challenges of animal production.

Barbara Woods, human sciences special projects manager with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has received the distinguished service award from American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences – Iowa Affiliate.

Youth can register now for the sixth annual Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. The events are Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

As homeowners enjoy the shade from their maple trees, they may notice something strange on the leaves or branches. Horticulturists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about galls, fungi and scale that may appear on maples.

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Woodbury County NRCS and ISU Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, July 12, from 4:30–7 p.m. at John Wilcox Farm near Correctionville.

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance course in Hazard Analysis-Risk Based Preventive Controls will be held Aug. 23-25 at the Prairie Meadows Casino and Conference Center in Altoona.

Based on current research results from Iowa and neighboring states, the Using Manure Nutrients for Crop Production was recently updated to reflect new manure nutrient availability ranges for crop production.

Gardens are potentially excellent sources for fresh produce which can be harvested, enjoyed and saved for year-round use. However, they need special care and watering to create a bountiful harvest of vegetables, especially in the hot summer months.

Beef producers in northwest Iowa who haven’t yet completed a feedlot assessment are invited to learn about the process at one of two remaining field days offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in July. The events are free and offer BQA certification.

Managing timbered pastures is a challenge as landowners and tenants must balance forage production and lumber production. Attend a July 12 field day near Fayette to see how one landowner and tenant are working together to make the best of both opportunities.