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June 13, 2014 07:56 AM

The annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm will be held  June 26 near Crawfordsville, beginning at 1 p.m.

June 13, 2014 07:55 AM

An adult Emerald Ash Borer submitted by an Iowa City resident to the Iowa EAB Team has been positively identified as the destructive beetle by a federal identifier.  A follow-up examination of ash trees growing in the vicinity of where the beetle was collected has failed to confirm an infestation.

June 12, 2014 08:28 AM

Homeowners may be noticing growths, spots or sooty areas on maple leaves during summer. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify the leaf abnormalities and tell how to manage them.

June 10, 2014 11:28 AM

Selling produce at farmers markets, flower production, tomato grafting and pumpkin production are topics that will be covered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and central Iowa farmers during fields days this summer.

June 10, 2014 09:19 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Roverud Family Partnership Farm, Elkader, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19. The field day will focus on using prairie strips integrated with row crops for reductions in nutrient and sediment runoff. The event is free-of-charge, open to the public, and a meal will be provided.

June 9, 2014 10:12 AM

The Future Problem Solving Program International Conference will bring students from across the United States and from countries around the world to Iowa State University to compete June 12-15. On Friday, June 13 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., the public is invited to see firsthand some of the students’ work at Hilton Coliseum.

June 5, 2014 12:41 PM

Fresh strawberries, a favorite of almost everyone, are relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. Strawberry plants require full sun, well-drained soils and good management to produce abundant, sweet fruit.

June 5, 2014 09:27 AM

With a game of "Cyclone Survivor," a team of Iowa County 4-H'ers has been named one of two runners-up in the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition.

June 5, 2014 09:07 AM

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy sets ambitious goals for keeping agricultural nutrients out of the state’s waterways. To reach the reduction targets, Iowa farmers and their advisers will have to work together to improve nutrient management strategies, according to a new Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll report.
 

June 4, 2014 03:52 PM

Nitrogen management, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture and efficient fuel use on the farm will highlight the spring field day of the Iowa State University Northern Research Farm June 26 at the south location of the ISU Northern Research Farm, one mile south of Kanawha.

June 4, 2014 12:50 PM

Dan Jaynes will discuss his work with saturated buffers for nitrate removal during this month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, June 18, at 11:30 a.m.

June 3, 2014 09:32 AM

An official proclamation was signed this spring, honoring the 100th anniversary of Des Moines County Extension. Extension Council Chair Tara Abel received the proclamation from Burlington Mayor Shane McCampbell and Des Moines County Supervisors Tom Broeker and Jim Cary.

June 3, 2014 08:32 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a “Strip-till and Cover Crops for Nutrient Management” field day on Tuesday, June 17 at the Mark Thompson farm near Badger, Iowa from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

June 2, 2014 12:43 PM

Buying a home is one of the most complicated financial transactions that most Americans will undertake. To help consumers get ready to buy a home, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “A Place of Your Own,” an online home ownership course.

June 2, 2014 08:28 AM

Juggling work schedules, kids’ commitments and the family budget may make some parents wonder if a family vacation is worth the effort. But before giving up, consider this: the kids might learn something from the experience. Learn how in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

May 29, 2014 08:46 AM

Iowa Beef Center and its grazing partners will host numerous grazing events in 2014, ranging from courses for beginning to experienced graziers to a specific series of workshops around Iowa led by Jim Gerrish, grazing consultant from Idaho and former grazing specialist at the University of Missouri.

May 29, 2014 07:33 AM

Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners. A more realistic approach is to minimize weed populations through various control measures. Iowa State University horticulturists provide guidance on weed control methods.

May 23, 2014 10:54 AM

Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to compete in the fifth annual 4-H “Cook This!” culinary challenge. The preliminary competition is June 18 on the Iowa State campus. Top teams will advance to the finale Aug. 7 at the Iowa State Fair.

May 23, 2014 10:00 AM

The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals return to Ames and Iowa State University May 28-31. More than 800 teams will participate in events designed to enhance creative problem solving.

May 22, 2014 10:00 AM

Creating a beautiful, functional landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss considerations when selecting trees and shrubs for shaded, wet and dry areas of the lawn and garden.

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