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Local Highlights

Linn County Celebrating 100 Years 1915-2015
January 14, 2015

During 2015 we're celebrating 100 years of extension work in Linn County!

commercial pesticide applicator recertification classes
February 5, 2015

Linn County Extension will serve as a site for upcoming Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators. Online registration is now available.

private pesticide applicator certification recertification iowa cedar rapids
December 29, 2014

Private Pesticide Applicators will have the opportunity to renew their certification at locations held in and around Linn County this winter.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/content/whatever-future-holds
December 18, 2014

We invite you to watch this feel-good, short video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...

Farmland Lease Meeting Workshop Cedar Rapids Iowa
July 23, 2014

Linn County is offering 2 farm leasing meetings during August. The 2 1/2-hour workshop focuses on issues related to land values and rental rates, Iowa’s Water Quality Initiative, the Agricultural Act of 2014 and more.  Registration is required in advance.

Weekly Crop Conditions report
Crop Soil Testing form
Integrated Crop Management:
 the source for Iowa Crop Production News  
Iowa Crop Performance Tests
(ICPT)
 help farmers select the best hybrids & varieties for production conditions.
 
 
Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification
 

Soybean Extension & Research
- the latest research-based information and recommendations on soybean production in Iowa
Multiflora Rose Control

Cost Decision Tools
help you to determine pasture cost improvement, hay storage cost comparison, crop production costs and much more!

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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