Environment

Local Highlights

4-H Grows Here
August 19, 2016

Muscatine County 4th through 6th graders are invited to join our new 4-H Horticulture club!  The club will meet twice a month after school and focus on plant science and horticulture.  Sign up today!

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Agriculture and Natural Resources
March 16, 2016

Check out the latest newsletter form the ISU Extension and Outreach Eastern Iowa Agriculture and Natural Resources Feild Specialists.  

Pesticide Safety Education Program
September 3, 2015

Dates for Certified Commercial Pesticide Safety Program for applicators Continuing Instructional Courses are available. Please check with the Muscatine County Extension Calendar for the CIC's that will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.

September 5, 2014

2016 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.


Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • 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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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