Environment

Local Highlights

April 27, 2015

Each year during Extension and Outreach Week the Dubuque County Extension Council gives the Friend of Extension Award to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Extension mission. Marvin Stoffel received the award this year to recognize the leadership he has provided to Master Gardener volunteers and the connections he has made between Master Gardeners and other Extension programs.

April 22, 2015

Looking for innovative ways to boost your "curb appeal"? The Lunch ‘n Learn:  “Planting your Greenway”  is going to talk about the new City of Dubuque Street Tree and Landscaping on Public  Right-of-Way Policy as well as what perennials would be suitable for these greenway spaces.  

April 21, 2015

Join Ecologist and Landscape Architect Cory Ritterbusch for an evening tour of a multi-faceted natural landscape design on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 from 6-9pm. Registration is $10/person; FREE for Master Gardeners. Pre-registration is preferred. 

March 12, 2015

Hey Dads and other family members …Here is a fun opportunity for you and your children, between the ages of  4 to 12, to plant up a pot of summer blooms just in time for Mother’s Day.  Reservations required!

March 12, 2015

Learn how to successfully manage a healthy, productive compost at our hands-on composting workshop! This workshop will teach about a balanced compost system and how to use compost in the garden. 

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Statewide Resources

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

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

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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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