County News

October 6, 2014

People typically think of fall as a time when plant life is winding down, a time of harvest, preservation and preparation for spring but...

September 17, 2014

As the weather cools and summer gives way to fall, a favorite fall pastime emerges: apple harvesting.

August 27, 2014

Brick Orders!

August 26, 2014

Monarchs laying eggs on milkweed leaves and a display of live monarch chrysalis in various life stages was a fun highlight to see.

August 21, 2014

While bearded irises are easy-to-grow perennials, they need to be divided every three to five years. 

August 18, 2014

Human Resources for school and parents.

August 18, 2014

Information on the benefits of different colored vegetables, including spinach, a kitchen food safety list, and a recipe for roasted tomato and spinach pasta.

July 24, 2014

Representative Sally Stutsman, House District 77, donated a US flag and State of Iowa flag to Johnson County 4-H.

June 16, 2014

Adult beetle submitted by resident, efforts still underway to locate infestation.

June 6, 2014

Knowing your farm’s Corn Suitability Rating index (CSR2) provides you with valuable insight into its potential productivity. CSR2 is a tool used in setting cash rental rates and computing a farm’s sale value.

May 30, 2014

It’s been a long wait but it is almost over!  This is the year that Brood III of the periodical cicadas (a.k.a. 17-year “locusts”) will emerge from the ground and appear as adults in a significant portion of the state of Iowa.

May 30, 2014

Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners.

December 16, 2013

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. Values increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row and achieved historic peaks.

December 6, 2013

Iowa farmers are increasingly concerned about herbicide-resistant weeds and are changing their weed management practices to deal with the issue, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

December 6, 2013

Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach say keeping holiday plants looking good through the holiday season and beyond is not as difficult as some might expect.

December 6, 2013

Johnson County Extension & Outreach received a CFJC grant for $2500 to support the nutrition education program offered in Johnson County. 

May 13, 2013

The People’s Garden is a partnership between 4-H and the Master Gardeners at Johnson County/Iowa State University Extension. See all the fun they have been having.

May 7, 2013

The Pick a Better Snack program highlights the importance of healthy choices and gives elementary students the opportunity to be brave and try a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables including spinach, mangos, and even jicama.

April 4, 2013

The Premise ID system was created in response to the need to help protect American animal agriculture from disease threats. The program is currently voluntary in Iowa. Find out more information here.

March 29, 2013

We can take advantage of this carryover N by pulling soil samples this spring to estimate carryover N and reduce spring N rates accordingly for the 2013 corn crop.

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