Modern roses, such as hybrid teas, grandifloras and floribundas, are attractive additions to the home landscape. While roses are beautiful, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists say they do require good care.
As tractors, combines and other farm equipment have become larger and heavier, Iowa farmers’ concerns about soil compaction and its impacts on crop yields have increased as well, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Iowans have a chance to brush up on their money management skills during Money Smart Week April 5-12, 2014. Financial institutions, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and community groups have teamed up to offer a full week of events designed to help Iowans of all ages better manage their finances.
A three-day Basic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points training designed for people in the food industry who want to understand and be trained in the HACCP system for manufacturing safe food will be offered April 17-19 on the Iowa State University campus.
For Iowa residents with limited finances, making changes in food purchases to more healthy ones takes planning and food preparation knowledge. Nutrition and health education offered by ISU Extension and Outreach is making a difference for these families.
People have many motivations for choosing particular foods, but the most common reason is taste. That’s why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is recommending that Americans “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” during March, National Nutrition Month.
During the Iowa Learning Farms’ March 19 webinar, Clare Lindahl will share tactics to effectively present information about conservation as part of Conservation Districts of Iowa’s new Champion Cover Crop Commissioner program.
Propagate grape vines and willows by hardwood cuttings; force the blooms of spring flowering trees and shrubs by selecting branches containing round, plump buds. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain how.
The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey followed the recent trend of small, but consistent increases in rates each year. The survey is available at your county extension office, from the Extension Online Store or on the Ag Decision Maker website.
Iowa Learning Farms, as part of the Iowa Cover Crops Working Group, will host a field day and four cover crop workshops across Iowa in March and April to support the growing popularity of cover crops in Iowa.