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Corn Stover Gains Attention in Iowa for Industrial Uses
(Posted on 4/7/2014)
Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a new series of fact sheets from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Farm Poll: Soil Compaction Concerns Increase
(Posted on 3/26/2014)
As tractors, combines and other farm equipment have become larger and heavier, Iowa farmers’ concerns about soil compaction and its impacts on crop yields have increased as well, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Iowa Learning Farms’ March Webinar Talks about Conservation
(Posted on 3/6/2014)
During the Iowa Learning Farms’ March 19 webinar, Clare Lindahl will share tactics to effectively present information about conservation as part of Conservation Districts of Iowa’s new Champion Cover Crop Commissioner program.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Spring Cover Crop Workshops, Field Day
(Posted on 3/4/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms, as part of the Iowa Cover Crops Working Group, will host a field day and four cover crop workshops across Iowa in March and April to support the growing popularity of cover crops in Iowa.
ISU Extension and Outreach and Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Sponsor Educational Meeting
(Posted on 3/3/2014)
The annual meeting and educational program of the North Iowa Research Farm will take place on Thursday, March 13 at the Heartland Museum in Clarion, Iowa. Those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register by March 7.
2013 Farm Poll: Farmers Concerned about Bt-Resistant Corn Rootworm
(Posted on 2/10/2014)
Iowa farmers are well aware that populations of Bt-resistant corn rootworm have been found in the state, and more than half are concerned that the pest will become a major problem here, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Iowa Learning Farms Marks 10 Years in 2014
(Posted on 1/24/2014)
The five-year Iowa Learning Farms project is commemorating 10 years in 2014.
Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course Feb. 18-19
(Posted on 1/21/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-day crop production short course Feb. 18-19 focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management. Registration is limited to 40 participants; pre-registration is required and must be made by Feb. 11.
ISU Extension and Outreach Offers Field Crop Scout School
(Posted on 1/17/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, March 8 at the Scheman Continuing Education Building and a supplemental field scouting basics class in May at the Field Extension Education Laboratory.
Training Modules Address Grain Storage Issues Faced by Farmers
(Posted on 1/13/2014)
Crop producers are faced with new grain storage issues as they store increasing amounts of grain for local processing, sometimes storing grain for a full year. A team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field and campus specialists is working to meet the informational needs farmers have related to grain storage.

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