With spring just around the corner, fruit tree owners should start to think about the care of their trees and this year’s fruit crop. The key to a good fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival and pollination. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share tips and practices that improve a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit.
Nominations are due March 15 for the 2016 Dwight Ink Public Service Award. ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Department of Political Science to provide this award that recognizes public service professionals who demonstrate commitment to public service in Iowa.
Victor Oyervides has walked the walk as an entrepreneur in both the United States and Mexico. Now he talks the talk for the Community and Economic Development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Do some kids have too much stuff? Are they overinvolved in sports or dance or other activities? Knowing how much is too much often may depend on whether children also are getting enough positive interaction with the adults in their lives, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Grassroots Grazing is a three-part series at two new locations, Corning on Feb. 22 and Ames on Feb. 23. This grazing management series is designed for young and beginning graziers, although anyone interested in basic grazing management is welcome to attend
Dairy producers in northeast Iowa will learn how to improve and manage their transition cow program at the 2016 Transition Cow Field Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The program is scheduled at seven Iowa locations in March.
Over the past six years, “Juntos: For a Better Education” has spread across the state of Iowa. The five-week program brings Latino parents and their children together, helping them make education and higher education a priority for their family. In 2016, the program will expand to northwest Iowa.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are asking soybean farmers to provide yield and agronomic data specific to their soybean production fields by March 1. The data will be used for a three-year project to identify key factors that prohibit soybean farmers from obtaining yields that are potentially attainable on their respective farms.
With snow covering the ground across much of Iowa, the current winter climate isn’t hospitable for outdoor growth of flowers. But it’s the perfect time to prepare for spring by forcing bulbs indoors. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on which plants work best with this method.
The total cost of corn and soybean production in Iowa is expected to fall this year, according to a report published by Alejandro Plastina, an assistant professor in economics at Iowa State University and ISU Extension and Outreach economist.
The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for February will be Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. Kevin Meyer will discuss how decisions made by individuals, groups and any other “profit-seekers” can produce pollution as a by-product of these decisions.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices are one of the partners in the state who provide staff, a work location, Internet access or equipment for volunteers who offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance to Iowa residents with low to moderate incomes.
Interested in hunting and selling morel mushrooms in Iowa? If so, plan to take this three-hour class in March or April from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and be certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa.