Environment

Local Highlights

ISU Extension Specialist teaching outdoor class
June 28, 2016

Topics include biology, scouting, sampling and management of soybean cyst nematodes

June 27, 2016

 23-acre teaching and demo facility dedicated to providing a hands-on learning experience for crop production professionals

June 27, 2016

Download the updated Using Manure Nutrients for Crop Production publication online

June 14, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach-sponsored event to be held in Boone June 28

June 9, 2016

Cover crops, no-till/strip-till or nitrification inhibitor eligible for IDALS funds

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

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

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • 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.

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

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

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