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Carroll County Extension and Outreach will be closed for

Labor Day on September 5, 2016.

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 hortline@iastate.edu.

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 18, 2016

Are you prepared for implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive on January 1, 2017?Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association are partnering to offer an educational series about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Iowa State Extension beef program specialist Chris Clark said Iowa veterinarians, livestock producers, and feed industry personnel are invited to participate. 

The program will include a general overview of the VFD, species break-outs, and discussion panels featuring veterinarians, producers, and feed industry personnel,” Clark said. “The implementation date of January 1, 2017, is approaching and at this point people may have some specific questions or scenarios that they are unsure about.

Please call Julee at the Carroll County Extension office at 712-792-2364 to register for the program

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.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 25, 2016 09:27 AM

Fall is an excellent time to reap the benefits of home gardens. Produce harvested from personal plots can make for a bountiful feast....

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