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Learn about Cover Crops, Prairie Strips June 16 at McNay Research Farm
(Posted on 6/1/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the STRIPS project and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a field day Tuesday, June 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm, rural Chariton.
Proper Use of Nitrogen Encouraged in Iowa’s Corn Production
(Posted on 5/20/2015)
The publication, Nitrogen Use in Iowa Corn Production, provides an overview of nitrogen use in regard to the soil system and corn fertilization.
Ahlers Is New Agronomist for Southeast Iowa
(Posted on 5/5/2015)
Rebecca Ahlers has been selected as southeast Iowa field agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, replacing Mark Carlton who retired in March.
New Sulfur Fertilizer Recommendations for Iowa’s Planting Season
(Posted on 4/24/2015)
Sulfur Management for Iowa Crop Production, a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, provides a summary of research efforts and guidance on sulfur fertilization and application needs.
ISU Extension Workshop Offered for Crop Scouts
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
Field Scouting Basics Workshop is a half-day course designed for beginning-level crop scouts. It provides hands-on, in-field experience to prepare for the 2015 growing season.
Crop Scouting Competition 2015 Is Open for Enrollment
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
High school age students have an opportunity to learn crop-scouting skills and integrated pest management basics by participating in the Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth.
Pesticide Record Keeping Made Easy with Mobile App
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
A new release of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide and Field Records mobile app supports sending emails and printing hardcopies of crop and pesticide application information.
Iowa Learning Farms April Webinar to Discuss Prairie Strips in Farm Fields
(Posted on 4/3/2015)
Timothy Youngquist will discuss Iowa State research on converting portions of crop fields into perennial prairie to reduce soil erosion, as well as phosphorous and nitrogen loss, during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar April 15.
Don’t Let Invasive Fruit Fly Ruin Fruit Harvest
(Posted on 3/31/2015)
The half-day workshop,“Combating the Spotted Winged Drosophila Fruit Fly," will be offered April 20 in Iowa City and April 27 in Clarion.
2015 'Friends of Extension' and ISU Extension and Outreach Staff Members Honored
(Posted on 3/13/2015)
The Iowa Alpha Mu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s honor society, recognized three Friends of Extension during Epsilon Sigma Phi’s annual awards ceremony March 10 at the Scheman Building on the ISU campus.

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