News Releases

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Henry County
(Posted on 7/11/2014)
A larva was collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a tree in Mt. Pleasant and has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier. Iowa now has 10 infested counties.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Pasture Improvement Field Day in Decatur County
(Posted on 7/11/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day near Leon focusing on pasture improvement on Thursday, July 31.
Yard and Garden: Battling Common Summer Problems
(Posted on 7/11/2014)
In summer, problems can crop up and limit a yard's potential. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to make sure both yard and garden look as beautiful as possible this summer.
Iowa Learning Farms’ July Webinar Will Explore Buffer Strips and Windbreaks
(Posted on 7/10/2014)
This month’s presenter is Jesse Randall with Iowa State University Forestry Extension. He will talk about planning for buffer strips as well as windbreaks to aid in soil erosion reduction, water retention and quality.
Extension Publication Explains Automatic Dairy Feeding Systems
(Posted on 7/10/2014)
Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recently produced a new publication about automatic dairy feeding systems.
2015 Whimsical Garden Calendar Available
(Posted on 7/10/2014)
The 2015 Annual Garden Calendar, “Whimsy,” is now available for purchase from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store.
Rieck-Hinz Is New Extension Field Agronomist for North Central Iowa
(Posted on 7/9/2014)
Angela Rieck-Hinz is the new extension field agronomist for north central Iowa. She brings expertise in crop production and protection to this position, which serves a nine-county area.
Iowa State Crop Production Extension Moving to an Integrated Approach
(Posted on 7/8/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new team and direction to advise farmers on corn and soybean production.
Set Up System to Prevent Tragic Heatstroke Accidents
(Posted on 7/8/2014)
Every year children die from being left in hot cars, but this tragedy can be prevented. Parents and caregivers need to set up a system that reduces the risk, says Malisa Rader, an ISU Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.
New Manual Shows Growers How to Share Machinery, Cut Costs
(Posted on 7/7/2014)
Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.