Environment

Local Highlights

Solar Conference Plymonth
July 21, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County and USDA Rural Development are partnering to offer a Solar Energy Conference on Sept. 2 at the Le Mars Convention Center from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Emeral Ash Borer
April 1, 2015

In response to growing interest in learning about the Emeral Ash Borer, vist Extension and Outreach's website dedicated to Emerald Ash Borer which is regularly updated with new items - www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/EmeraldAshBorer.html

Photo of produce in bins
December 4, 2013

Northwest Iowa - Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 

January 4, 2012

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Statewide Resources

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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