ISU Extension and Outreach in conjunction with Christina Roelofs, Audubon/Shelby County Naturalist invites 3rd-6th graders to attend a two day Insect Adventure camp. This camp is FREE with funding provided by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Insect Adventure Camp will be held at two locations. On December 30th-31st, 9 AM – 3 PM it will be held at the Elk Horn City Hall and on January 2nd-3rd, 9 AM – 3 PM, it will be held at the Audubon County Extension Office.
Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but commercial applicatorsshould register by Jan. 2 by contacting the ISU Extension AudubonCounty office at 712-563-4239. The training will be held at the Agrihall at the Audubon County Fairgrounds.
Advances in soil-testing research has led Iowa State University Extension and Outreach agronomists to revise recommendations for phosphorus, potassium and lime.
“Field research is conducted continuously to assure that nutrient management suggestions are up to date,” said Antonio Mallarino, an extension agronomist and professor of agronomy. “This research has indicated some recommendations should not be changed, but other recommendations needed significant change to optimize nutrient management in order to improve the profitability and sustainability of crop production.”
Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.