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Delayed Harvest Impacting Fall Manure Application
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
With freezing temperatures occurring, it is essential to consider the impact weather has on manure management on the farm.
Iowa Learning Farms November Webinar Buzzing about Pollinators
(Posted on 11/7/2014)
The presenter for this month’s Iowa Learning Farms Nov. 19 webinar is Iowa State's Mary Harris. She will present information on pollinators that have found habitat in perennial prairie plants within row crop fields.
15th Annual Drainage Research Forum Is Nov. 18
(Posted on 11/5/2014)
The 15th annual Drainage Research Forum will be Nov. 18 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center on campus.
Introductory RUSLE2 and P Index Workshop Offered for Manure and Nutrient Plan Writers
(Posted on 11/4/2014)
Livestock producers and service providers will receive training on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index for use in nutrient management and manure management plans.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host November Cover Crop Workshops
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host several cover crop workshops across Iowa in November.
Farmland Drainage Workshop Planned for Dec. 11 in Stanhope
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
Various aspects of farmland drainage will be the focus of a day-long workshop Dec. 11 at the Community Center in Stanhope.
Iowa Organic Conference to Help Producers Meet Growing Demand for Organics
(Posted on 9/22/2014)
The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.
Newsletter to Cover All Things Related to Small Farm Living
(Posted on 9/18/2014)
The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find valuable resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.
Competition Gives High School Students Crop Scouting Experience
(Posted on 9/17/2014)
Iowa high school students applied integrated pest management principles and gained corn and soybean scouting experience by participating in and preparing for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Scouting Competition Aug. 5.
Producers May Visit a Variety of Manure Management Systems during Field Days
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.