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ISU Extension Audio: Interviews for the Week of Aug. 4

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8/5/2008

AMES, Iowa -- Audio of the following Iowa State University Extension interviews is available for download (week of Aug. 4). For more information, contact Doug Cooper, ISU Extension audio producer, levachek@iastate.edu.

Elmore on midpoint of 2008 crop season -- ISU Extension corn agronomist Roger Elmore looks at the 2008 crop season at the midpoint. He says despite many obstacles the corn crop still can produce good yields, but the weather needs to be nearly perfect.

Lawrence on feed costs -- ISU Extension livestock economist and director of the Iowa Beef Center John Lawrence says high feed costs have cut profits for many of Iowa’s livestock producers.

Taylor on community relocation after floods -- Gary Taylor, ISU Extension specialist and assistant professor in the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning, says FEMA is working with many communities on relocation programs. However, there may be more requests than money available.

Johnston on flood remediation issues -- ISU professor/chair of the Department of Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture Doug Johnston says when talking about remediation issues you have to look at the entire watershed rather than just flooded areas of the state.

Johnston and Taylor on obstacles to community flood recovery – Iowa State’s Doug Johnston and Gary Taylor look at the obstacles that many communities are facing trying to recover from the excessive rain and floods this year.

Payne on Iowa from a bike seat -- Vice President for ISU Extension and Outreach Jack Payne took several co-workers on a bicycle ride across Iowa … called RAGBRAI. Payne says it is an opportunity to see Iowa up close and personal.

For the gardener -- Harvesting summer cut flowers, garden phlox, potatoes, harvesting and drying herbs

SafeFarm report with Chuck Schwab -- Fall harvest safety: be defensive

A conservation minute with John Lundvall -- Crop management systems

A garden calendar minute with Cindy Haynes -- Hot weather and the gardener

It’s time to … with Rich Pope -- Harvest intervals and insecticide application

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Contacts :

Roger Elmore, Agronomy, (515) 294-6655, relmore@iastate.edu

John Lawrence, Economics, (515) 294-6290, jdlaw@iastate.edu

Gary Taylor, Community and Regional Planning, (515) 294-2973, gtaylor@iastate.edu

Doug Johnston, Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture, (515) 294-5676, dmjohnst@iastate.edu

Jack Payne, Vice President for ISU Extension and Outreach, (515) 294-4603, jpayne@iastate.edu

Chuck Schwab, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-4131, cvschwab@iastate.edu

John Lundvall, Agronomy, (515) 294-5429, jlundval@iastate.edu

Cynthia Haynes, Horticulture, (515) 294-4006, chaynes@iastate.edu

Richard Pope, Entomology, (515) 294-5899, ropope@iastate.edu

Doug Cooper, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-6275, levachek@iastate.edu