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Farmers Are Concerned about Pesticide Resistance
(Posted on 12/18/2014)
Many Iowa farmers believe they have identified pesticide resistance on the land they farm, and most are concerned that herbicide-resistant weeds and pesticide-resistant insects will become a problem, according to a new report from the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Growers, Students ‘Transition’ to Organic with Iowa State Course
(Posted on 12/12/2014)
When Laura Elsinger of Guttenberg, Iowa, was considering a career change to organic agriculture last summer, an announcement for an Iowa State University online course claimed her attention. So she decided to participate in the course, “Transitioning to Organic Agriculture.”
Free Online Tool Helps Growers with Split Nitrogen Application Decisions
(Posted on 12/4/2014)
The Useful to Usable (U2U) climate initiative recently launched a new online decision support tool, Corn Split N, that helps farmers and farm advisors manage the application of in-field nitrogen for maximum crop yields and minimum environmental damage.
Crop Advantage Series Provides Latest Crop Production Information across Iowa
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Crop Advantage Series to producers at 13 locations across Iowa during January.
Farmers Offered Guidance on Upcoming Farm Bill Decisions
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
Upcoming Iowa State University Extension and Outreach meetings will provide guidance for Iowa farmland owners and operators reviewing options under the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill. Farmland owners and operators must make decisions on base acre and yield updates along with choosing an Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage commodity program.
Delayed Harvest Impacting Fall Manure Application
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
With freezing temperatures occurring, it is essential to consider the impact weather has on manure management on the farm.
Iowa Learning Farms November Webinar Buzzing about Pollinators
(Posted on 11/7/2014)
The presenter for this month’s Iowa Learning Farms Nov. 19 webinar is Iowa State's Mary Harris. She will present information on pollinators that have found habitat in perennial prairie plants within row crop fields.
Iowa State Graduate Named Coordinator at FEEL
(Posted on 11/5/2014)
Warren Pierson is the new coordinator at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) at Iowa State University. Pierson began his position Nov. 1 and is responsible for organizing educational events at FEEL.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host November Cover Crop Workshops
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host several cover crop workshops across Iowa in November.
Farmland Drainage Workshop Planned for Dec. 11 in Stanhope
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
Various aspects of farmland drainage will be the focus of a day-long workshop Dec. 11 at the Community Center in Stanhope.

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