County News

July 17, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Washington, Iowa, Keokuk and Johnson County is hosting farmland leasing meetings to address questions that land owners, tenants, or other interested individuals have about farmland leasing.

July 17, 2015

Weeds, herbicides and the effectiveness of herbicides to control weeds are topics of agronomic and economic importance to farmers and agribusinesses.

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

The Johnson County Extension Office held a “Mystery of the Missing Bear” Day Camp on June 11th at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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 26, 2015

As of May 21, 2015, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) while working together with the State Veterinarian has canceled all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza.

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 30, 2015

A hands-on STEM learning experience for Johnson County Youth.

April 27, 2015

Johnson County 4-H received a grant award from the Iowa City Masonic Foundation in the amount of $1500.  

April 21, 2015

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

April 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19 Pizza Ranch, 708 N Grand Ave, Mount Pleasant, Iowa and Wednesday, May 20 Pizza Ranch, 1009 N 1st Ave, Winterset, Iowa

April 17, 2015

Master Gardeners of Johnson County received notice that two projects received Search for Excellence Awards.

April 17, 2015

Johnson County Extension in partnership with the DNR and MidAmerican Energy worked together to sponsor the “Plant Some Shade” Tree Program.   

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