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ISU Extension Audio: Interviews for the Week of May 5

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5/8/2008

AMES, Iowa -- Audio of the following Iowa State University Extension interviews is available for download (week of May 5). For more information, contact Doug Cooper, ISU Extension audio producer, levachek@iastate.edu.

Palle Pedersen on patience during planting season  -- ISU Extension soybean agronomist Palle Pedersen says the planting season in Iowa has been frustrating with all of the rain and delays, but he says patience is still a virtue.

Elwynn Taylor on La niña and corn and soybean yield -- Iowa State University Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor says La niña is still in place and points to the potential for a less than trend line yield for corn and soybean in 2008. He says as of April 25, 2008, the number would be 142 bushels per acre for corn.

Dan Otto on farm sector prosperity and the rural economy --- Iowa State University Extension economist Dan Otto looks at the impact of prosperity in the nation’s farm sector on the overall rural economy.

For the gardener -- Tulips, spring flowering shrubs, wildflowers

SafeFarm report with Chuck Schwab -- Tornado safety

Conservation minute with John Lundvall -- Conservation tillage practices

A minute in urban agriculture with Linda Naeve -- Crabgrass control

It’s time to … with Rich Pope – Weeds

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Contacts :

Palle Pedersen, Agronomy, (515) 294-9905, palle@iastate.edu

Elwynn Taylor, Agronomy, (515) 294-7839, setaylor@iastate.edu

Daniel Otto, Economics, (515) 294-6147, dmotto@iastate.edu

Linda Naeve, Entomology, (515) 294-8946, lnaeve@iastate.edu

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

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

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