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Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Field Day Is Sept. 4
(Posted on 8/18/2014)
Palmer waterhemp, soybean cyst management and an update on the new weather station will highlight the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm fall field day Sept. 4.
Talk about Water Quality and Pest Resistance Management at Iowa State’s Farm Progress Show Exhibit
(Posted on 8/15/2014)
Exhibits in the Iowa State tent, located at the corner of Center and Seventh Avenues of the Farm Progress Show, contain information related to best management practices for improving water quality and pest resistance, and information about Iowa State's involvement in protecting crops against pest resistance and state efforts to improve water quality. Demonstration plots outside the tent offer a look at biomass and cover crops.
Transitioning to Organic: Online Course Begins Aug. 26
(Posted on 8/12/2014)
Iowa State University is beginning a 16-week online course on organic agriculture for producers who are interested in learning about the latest techniques for transitioning into organic farming, or improving their existing organic operations.
Webinar Focuses on Cover Crops with Vegetable Production
(Posted on 8/11/2014)
This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar, Aug. 20, features Ajay Nair with Iowa State University Department of Horticulture. He will discuss the use of cover crops in conjunction with vegetable production.
WaterRocks! Team Brings Conservation Counts Message to Iowa State Fair
(Posted on 8/6/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms and the WaterRocks! Team from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and their volunteers are bringing a “conservation counts” message to the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7-17. They will demonstrate the rainfall simulator, Enviroscape and conduct the “Poo Toss” challenge game during the fair at Farm Bureau Park, located between the Administration Building and the Varied Industries Building.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Strip-Till and Cover Crop Field Day in Hancock County
(Posted on 8/5/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a strip-tillage and cover crop field day on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Dean Stromer farm near Klemme from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with topics including the use of strip-tillage and cover crops as conservation farming techniques.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Boone County
(Posted on 8/4/2014)
Iowa now has 12 infested counties after two adult Emerald Ash Borer beetles were collected from a trap in Boone and have been positively identified as EAB by a federal identifier.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Muscatine County
(Posted on 7/21/2014)
A larva collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a residential tree in Muscatine has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier.
Water Rocks! Holds First Teacher Summit
(Posted on 7/14/2014)
Water Rocks! hosted its first teacher Summit in June, with Iowa K-12 teachers and high school students from nine school districts congregating in Ames. The group received information about some of the greatest environmental challenges faced today as well as innovative ways to teach about them.
Iowa Learning Farms’ July Webinar Will Explore Buffer Strips and Windbreaks
(Posted on 7/10/2014)
This month’s presenter is Jesse Randall with Iowa State University Forestry Extension. He will talk about planning for buffer strips as well as windbreaks to aid in soil erosion reduction, water retention and quality.

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