County News

September 7, 2016

Results of the Iowa DNR annual August Roadside Survey showed little change in gamebird populations from last year. Previous results have shown population declines in most years of the survey's 55-year history.

September 7, 2016

It takes work to increase young children's interest in learning and building their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, says Joy Rouse, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

September 2, 2016

Media, parents and child care providers play an important role in forming money habits in children. So give those preschoolers some pennies and start talking about money! That’s the advice of Sandra McKinnon, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

September 1, 2016

Fall is almost here, and one of the best parts of the season is the apple harvest. Apples are a delicious, fun part of autumn, but care must be taken with harvest time, storage and potential blotches.

September 1, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms and partners will host a soil health and cover crop field day at Black Hawk Lake in Lake View on Thursday, Sept. 15

August 26, 2016

Fall is an excellent time to reap the benefits of home gardens. Produce harvested from personal plots can make fora bountiful feast. But storing and keeping produce including potatoes, onions and carrots fresh can become an issue.

August 22, 2016

Fall is a perfect time to prepare lawns for the upcoming year with seeding, aeration and fertilization.

August 12, 2016

The commercial production aspect of asparagus is discussed in a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach production. "Commercial Asparagus Production" (HORT 3059) is available online through the Extension Store.

August 12, 2016

Peonis are a beautiful part of any landscape, and they thrive in Iowa. However, they do require som special care and conditions, and can develop problems which must be addressed.

August 11, 2016

Iowa State University will soon offer a new program that applies a national research-based training model to help couples have healthy relationships. Elevate, a new curriculum offered by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, is aimed at helping couples learn skills to improve their relationships.

August 11, 2016

Many Iowans eventually will be providing some level of care for an elderly parent or relative, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is piloting "Finances of Caregiving," a program to help Iowans protect their own long-term financial security as they plan for taking on a caregiving role.

August 11, 2016

As August continues, families begin to think about "back to school" routines. Barbara Dunn Swanson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long.

July 12, 2016

Summer squash is a popular garden crop in Iowa, but problems can pop up that limit its success and hinder its overall growth. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and create a bountiful harvest.

July 12, 2016

Want kids to eat their vegetables and do better in school? Get them involved in gardening, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 12, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a five-lesson online course to help Iowans decide whether now is a good time for them to buy a home. “A Place of Your Own” is available anytime, anywhere from any computer with internet access.

June 29, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms has released a Field Day Toolkit, a new guide on how to hold an effective field day from planning to evaluation.

June 29, 2016

Two new publications specifically for corn and soybean farmers provide easy-to-read disease listings and overviews, basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, and non-technical management recommendations.

June 29, 2016

Based on current research results from Iowa and neighboring states, the Using Manure Nutrients for Crop Production was recently updated to reflect new manure nutrient availability ranges for crop production.

June 29, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Woodbury County NRCS and ISU Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, July 12, from 4:30–7 p.m. at John Wilcox Farm near Correctionville.

June 29, 2016

As homeowners enjoy the shade from their maple trees, they may notice something strange on the leaves or branches. Horticulturists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about galls, fungi and scale that may appear on maples.

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