Environment

Local Highlights

April 26, 2014

It’s been identified in Bremer County, so we’ve assembled articles to help citizens learn more on the symptoms and options available. 

March 26, 2014

This report gives ranges and averages for various farm tillage and storage operations

February 12, 2014

We’ve set meetings @ 7PM for the Sumner Library on February 27th and the Denver Library on March 20th.   

October 23, 2013

Bremer County offers Pesticide Trainings in Tripoli & Waverly.

 

 

RESOURCES

Natural Resource and Conservation Service

Bremer County Conservation Board

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Iowa DNR

Iowa Pesticide Bureau

Natural Resources Custom Rate Survey (Publication FM 1873 pdf)

Trees Forever

ISU Wildlife - find staff to contact with your wildlife questions

ISU Entomology - What's bugging you?  Look on this page under"Iowa Insect Information"

Acreage Living

Iowa Lakes

Leopold Center

Statewide Resources

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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