ISU Extension Audio: Interviews for the Week of May 12
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AMES, Iowa -- Audio of the following Iowa State University Extension interviews is available for download (week of May 12). For more information, contact Doug Cooper, ISU Extension audio producer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elmore and Taylor on planting progress -- ISU Extension corn agronomist Roger Elmore and ISU Extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor look at the latest USDA planting progress report issued Monday, May 5, 2008. Only 18 percent of the corn has been planted in Iowa as of May 4.
John Lawrence on grain costs -- ISU Extension economist John Lawrence is also the director of the Iowa Beef Center and he says high grain costs are adding to losses for both cattle and hog producers.
Robert Burns on mitigating air emissions -- The Mitigating Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations conference is May 19–21 in Des Moines. ISU Extension agriculture and biosystems engineer Robert Burns says the program is aimed at ISU Extension personnel as well as consultants who work with producers on reducing livestock odors.
Liesl Eathington on Iowa’s racial and ethnic makeup -- Liesl Eathington, ISU coordinator of RECAP (Regional Capacity Analysis Program), says Hispanics are the largest minority in Iowa.
Donald Lewis on grubs -- White grubs are tasty meals for raccoons and skunks. ISU Extension entomologist Donald Lewis says the downside is the animals tear up our landscape to get to the “tasty” grubs.
Nick Howell on spring weather and the research farm -- The horticulture research farm is located just north of Ames and superintendant Nick Howell says the spring weather has been a problem for them just as it has been for many of Iowa’s farmers.
For the gardener -- Tulips, spring flowering shrubs and wildflowers
SafeFarm report with Chuck Schwab – All terrain vehicle safety
Conservation minute with John Lundvall -- Grass waterways
Garden calendar minute with Cindy Haynes -- Have patience before planting
It’s time to … with Rich Pope -- Rotary hoe
Roger Elmore, Agronomy, (515) 294-6655, email@example.com
Elwynn Taylor, Agronomy, (515) 294-7839, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Lawrence, Economics, (515) 294-6290, email@example.com
Robert Burns, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-8891, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Lewis, Entomology, (515) 294-1101, email@example.com
Douglas Cooper Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-6275, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liesl Eathington, Economics, (515) 294-2954, email@example.com
Nick Howell, Iowa State Research Farms, (515) 232-4786, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Schwab, Ag & Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-4131, email@example.com
John Lundvall, Agronomy, (515) 294-5429, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Haynes, Horticulture, (515) 294-4006, email@example.com
Richard Pope, Entomology, (515) 294-5899, firstname.lastname@example.org