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County News

August 24, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Summer weather still has Iowa in its grip, but it’s never too early to think about getting lawns and landscapes ready for spring. Fall is a perfect time to prepare lawns for the upcoming year with seeding, aeration and fertilization.

  Learn more about fall lawn care in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard and Garden news release from August 18, 2016.

ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions regarding lawns and making them as beautiful as possible. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or

August 24, 2016

AMES, Iowa – We’ve all heard the old proverb, “One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.” While the proverb applies to things other than apples, it is actually a true fact for several varieties of fruits and vegetables.

This proverb is the premise for an article titled ‘Store Fresh Garden Produce Properly’ by Linda Naeve, program specialist with Value Added Agriculture with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The article appears in the Summer 2016 issue of the Acreage Living newsletter.

August 24, 2016

AMES, Iowa –  Corn and soybean farmers, agronomists and crop scouts now only have to carry one reference guide to the field when identifying insects and diseases, staging crops or looking up production-related information. The Corn and Soybean Field Guide, produced by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, combines the Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition and the Soybean Field Guide 2nd Edition into one publication for a more efficient version.

August 16, 2016

Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties.

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for August  2016

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Gardening for Food Pantries

Start with an idea: grow fresh produce for donation to food pantries. Mix together ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition education, Master Gardeners and ISU Research and Demonstration Farms. The goal: More than 10,000 pounds of food for Iowans in need.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

October 27, 2016 10:56 AM

ISU Extension and Outreach event will feature both classroom and hands-on learning opportunities for youth and adults.

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