Crops

Local Highlights

June 18, 2014

Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on an Iowa Foods Tour July 12. The featured stops on this tour include the Des Moines Downtown Farmer’s Market, Picket Fence Creamery, and River Valley Orchard and Winery.

June 18, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach-Emmet County is holding a Crop Damage Meeting at 10 a.m. at NorthStar Bank & Agency meeting room in their basement. NorthStar Bank & Agency is located at 2202 Central Avenue in Estherville.

June 9, 2014

On June 6, ISU Extension and Outreach Agronomist, Paul Kassel held a Hail Damage Meeting and shared this resource. 

May 27, 2014

Want to learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables?  Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Emmet County is offering a program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers

June 18, 2014

Iowa Learning Farms will host a “Benefits of Strip-Tillage” field day at the farm of Tom Wagner near Primghar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 23. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public, and a meal catered by Red’s Café will be served. 


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.

  • 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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