Crops

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Crop Advantage
December 18, 2014

The Crop Advantage Series Meeting at NIACC in Mason City will be held on January 8, 2015. Registration opens at 8:30 am with the first workshop starting at 9:00 am. Cost is $50 – early registration, $60 – after midnight, December 31 or at the door. Registration includes lunch, refreshments, a copy of the proceedings booklet, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits.

Crop Clinic
December 11, 2014

The Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach Corn & Soybean Clinic - 2015 will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:30 am-3:30 pm, United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave. N., Clear Lake. Matt Darr, ISU Extension Biosystems Ag Engineer and Kelvin Liebold, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist will be featured speakers. Please call Cerro Gordo County Extension at 641-423-0844 to sign up for an educational program and a FREE LUNCH!

Farm bill
December 11, 2014

Upcoming Iowa State University Extension and Outreach meetings will provide guidance for Iowa farmland owners and operators reviewing options under the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill. Farmland owners and operators must make decisions on base acre and yield updates along with choosing an Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage commodity program. Farm Bill Meetings with Barry Terhark of Cerro Gordo County FSA will be held at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City on January 14 and 28, 2015, 1:30-4 pm.

PME
October 10, 2014

Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicator Training information, Cerro Gordo County Extension. For pesticide testing in Mason City at NIACC, call Gary Show at 641-422-4266.

October 3, 2014

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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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