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March 6, 2015

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach want to Thank You during Extension Week!

Listen to KKRL/KCIM during Extension Week ~ March 23-27~ and see if you can win the daily trivia question for a gift bag from your Carroll County Extension Outreach county staff and council members.

 

March 4, 2015

Seed Treatment will be held on March 17th at 9:00 am

Commercial Ag will be held on March 17th at 1:00 pm

Ornamental and Turfgrass will be held on March 26th at 1:00 pm

 

All re-shows are held at the Carroll County Extension office and you must pre-register by calling 712-792-2364.

December 30, 2014

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach plans to hold a Pesticide Training on March 24, 2015 at 6:30 at the Carrollton Inn.  If weather conditions are not favorable, please tune into KCIM/KKRL for any cancellations. No need to pre-register. Private Pesticide Training Brochure

If winter weather is hazardous in your area, please call the Pesticide Bureau at 515-281-8591 to check on any possible change in time or cancellation. 2015 IDALS Pesticide Applicator Certification Winter Test Schedule

February 13, 2015

A workshop focused on comparison of feedlot facility investments, production benefits, cattle comfort and environmental stewardship will be held at the Carroll County Extension Office in Carroll, IA on March 25 from 9:45- 3:00 pm.

A $20 registration fee will be payable at the door but those interested in participating need to contact Chris Clark, ISUEO Beef Specialist to pre- register and reserve a noon meal.  Clark can be reached at caclark@iastate.eduor by phone at 712-250-0070. 

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

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

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • 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.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

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

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

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

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

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