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May 8, 2014 03:29 PM

The expenses for tractor fuel can add up quickly during spring field work. According to a study conducted at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua a twenty percent or more fuel savings can be achieved by the ‘shift up, throttle back’ technique.

May 8, 2014 03:01 PM

Home gardeners welcome daffodils as a sign of spring. However, they often have questions about when to plant and how to manage foliage after spring blooming. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about daffodil care.

May 5, 2014 04:32 PM

A collaborative effort among soybean researchers in the United States and Canada found that glyphosate does not increase SDS severity or adversely affect yields in soybean fields.

May 5, 2014 11:05 AM

Iowa State University will host the Fourth International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium July 16-18, 2014. The symposium will bring together beef producers, processors, retailers and others to discuss, debate and learn more about specific welfare issues encompassing all angles of the beef supply chain.

May 2, 2014 09:43 AM

Educational materials on heifer development are frequently requested from the Iowa Beef Center. Educational resources are being gathered and developed and are now available on an IBC heifer development webpage.

May 1, 2014 11:22 AM

This summer the Iowa State University College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, is offering a variety of workshops for middle and high school students and two camp tracks for high school students.

May 1, 2014 09:22 AM

Individuals filing for personal bankruptcy can turn to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.

May 1, 2014 09:11 AM

The camp brochures are arriving and the kids are begging for a summer adventure. But other than fun, is there any value to camp? Learn about the research and how to help children choose an appropriate camp in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

April 30, 2014 01:49 PM

Proper mowing practices play a vital role in helping to maintain a healthy, sustainable home lawn. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about lawns and lawn mowing.

April 30, 2014 01:41 PM

The annual “Update for Veterinarians” program by Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center features a full day of education and demonstrations focused on beef cattle.The event is May 21 at the Iowa State University McNay Research Farm near Chariton.
 

April 30, 2014 01:35 PM

Beef management update sessions will be May 20 and May 21 in southern Iowa. Beef producers will learn about fescue management and comparing fall versus spring calving from Dr. Ken Coffey, University of Arkansas, and Joe Sellers, extension beef specialist with Iowa State University.

April 30, 2014 10:30 AM

More than 1,000 teenagers are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus June 24-26 for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. They’ll take part in three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities.

April 28, 2014 01:24 PM

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation seem to have little effect on yield, according to a five-year study conducted by Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa. Ten Iowa farmers have devoted part of their acres to conduct the study.

April 28, 2014 11:09 AM

The Integrated Pest Management program at Iowa State University is hosting its fourth crop scouting competition on Aug. 5 for teams of Iowa high school students.

April 24, 2014 01:19 PM

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This is the first decrease shown by the annual survey since 1999. The cash rental rates survey results are available in the ISU Extension and Outreach publication Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2014 Survey.

April 24, 2014 09:35 AM

There are many reasons to plant a tree in Iowa besides to celebrate Arbor Day on April 25, 2014. Trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. This week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share proper tree planting techniques.

April 23, 2014 02:56 PM

Current issues in rural property management, appraisal, and sales and purchase are up for discussion at the Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference, May 21 at Iowa State University.

April 18, 2014 10:34 AM

The Water Rocks! team came home with 15 awards at the 23rd Annual Iowa Motion Picture Association award ceremony, including three Awards of Excellence in Educational Production.

April 17, 2014 01:11 PM

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing and caring for garden mums.

April 15, 2014 01:37 PM

Consumers interested in eating local have more resources to do so with the updated directory, Iowa CSA Farms: 2014 Statewide List of Iowa CSA Farms and Organizers.
 

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