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December 19, 2014

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre. Land values were determined by the Iowa Land Value Survey, which was conducted in November by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development a t Iowa State University.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/farmland-values-fall-historic-high

October 24, 2014

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.

October 24, 2014

Amaryllis are the perfect holiday flower. Learn how to select and plant them for holiday blooms.

October 10, 2014

Iowa farmers are using cover crops for erosion control and soil nutrient and pest management in their fields. There are two aspects of cover crops that relate to the biology and management of the soybean cyst nematode (SCN).

October 10, 2014

You can assess your risk of a killing frost by using the Corn GDD decision tool on the Useful to Useable website. This decision tool allows you to select a county and customize planting date, hybrid maturity, and comparison year. The tool then outputs growing degree accumulation and predicted date of black layer as well as fall frost frequency and date of 50% probability of first freeze.

 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

In 2014 ISU Extension and Outreach asked both potential constituents and long-time partners how to best serve the needs of Iowans. And then we listened.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

December 19, 2014 02:16 PM

Feedlot Forum 2015 on Jan. 22 in Sioux Center will feature presentations on changes affecting northwest Iowa feedlot producers and...

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