Environment

Local Highlights

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September 23, 2013

Crawford County offers Commercial Pesticide Applicator Trainings in Denison beginning in October.

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February 8, 2016

Join us for our first Crop Night Monday, March 7 at Denison High School starting at 6 PM.  Presenting will be Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Climatologist and Agricultural Meteorologist Dr. Elwynn Taylor on “Crop Weather Outlook 2016 & Beyond.”  ISUEO Field Agronomist and Research Director for Iowa Soybean Research, Clarke McGrath will present an agronomy update.  A meal will proceed both speakers.  This evening was sponsored by Producers Hybrids ®, Pioneer ® Goshorn Seed & Ag Supply, LLC., and Rob See Co ™.

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December 22, 2015

Testing dates now available for February and March.

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October 22, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Crawford County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

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

  • 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.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

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

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

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

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

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

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