County News

August 28, 2015

Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden.

August 28, 2015

Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family.

June 30, 2015

Knowing how to properly care for trees and how to identify harmful tree abnormalities is a great skill for all tree owners to have. However, not all tree abnormalities are harmful.

June 15, 2015

A June-bearing strawberry planting can be productive for several years if the bed is given the right care.

June 2, 2015

Bearded iris is among the most elegant, and easy to grow, flowers of spring.

May 18, 2015

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announcements and tips.

May 18, 2015

The Iowa Tick Surveillance Program (previously known as the Lyme Disease Surveillance Program) regularly posts maps to show where Iowan's typically encounter the three types of ticks that are most common in the state. 

May 18, 2015

Grain should not be warmed to average outdoor air temperatures during the summer.

May 12, 2015

Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching.

May 12, 2015

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands.

May 12, 2015

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased by 5 percent in 2015, according to results from the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa – 2015 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 12, 2015

Daffodils are a welcome sign of spring, but to enjoy their beauty, gardeners must plant daffodils in the fall and care for the foliage when blooms fade. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on the proper way to plant and care for daffodils in the home garden.

April 21, 2015

Updates from an agronomist and weed nerd in east central Iowa.

April 15, 2015

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on the proper way to divide perennials.

March 31, 2015

The publication provides recommendations on how to protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer. Information about the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators has been added to the publication. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.
 

March 31, 2015

The estimated costs of corn, corn silage, soybeans, alfalfa, and pasture maintenance in this report are based on data from several sources and cost estimates are representative of average costs for farms in Iowa.

March 5, 2015

Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015.

November 14, 2014

This booklet has a lot of great information about deadlines, project ideas and more! Check it out!

November 14, 2014

4-H Club RISK Management Resources - for Leaders

Effective 4-H Clubs are Active 4-H groups. We want clubs to engage in a variety of activities and events. That's what makes 4-H fun, educational, and keeps youth excited about 4-H. We simply need to plan and conduct those activities in a safe manner. We need to ensure that risks to the 4-H program and the county extension districtsare minimized and properly managed. Most importantly, we need to ensure that our most critical assets - our 4-H members - are protected.

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