Environment

Local Highlights

June 22, 2016

Dubuque County will be offering a workshop designed to answer questions that land owners and tenants may have about farmland leasing and land values. Melissa O’Rourke, who will conduct the workshop is a licensed attorney and has extensive experience working with farm, ranch and agribusiness.  

June 13, 2016

Jump into July with summer bouquets from backyard flowers at this month’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn.  Discover how and when to cut flowers for extended bloom time with Dubuque County Master Gardener, Jean Bledsoe.

June 13, 2016

Learn how and when to cut flowers at different stages for extended bloom time while also discovering simple ways to create unique and art-inspired floral arrangements. 

May 6, 2016

Take a tour of some of the most beautiful landscapes and gardens in Dubuque this year at our annual Tour of Gardens! Dubuque County Master Gardeners will be on-site to answer gardening questions and offer hands-on gardening experiences. 

May 5, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the seventh annual Growing Season webcast series at Dubuque County Library, Asbury Branch this summer. Gardeners will learn about benefits of shade in the landscape, tree problems, and native garden insects.

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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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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