October 2012

October 31, 2012 02:18 PM

Roses must be protected against not only low winter temperatures, but also fluctuating temperatures and winter winds. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to protect roses against winter injury.

October 30, 2012 12:32 PM

Educators, trainers, leaders, students and anyone interested can make the choice to take a chance to change with the 2013 Iowa Experiential Education Symposium. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Polk County and the Adventure Learning Center will host the symposium in January.

October 30, 2012 11:04 AM

Through the Sustainable Economies Program, regional trade centers in rural Iowa are receiving information, tools and mentoring to develop plans for strategic growth; and the rest of the country is taking notice. In October the Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service received a 2012 Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association for leading this ISU Extension and Outreach effort.

October 29, 2012 11:02 AM

Five individuals and families were honored as 2012 Friends of Extension by the Iowa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national honorary extension fraternity. The award recipients were recognized Tuesday, Oct. 23, during ISU Extension and Outreach's annual conference in Ames.

October 26, 2012 01:22 PM

“Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation Activities in Iowa,” a report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is available for free download. The report provides a comprehensive profile of Iowa’s outdoor recreational resources, levels of participation and the economic impact associated with those outdoor activities.

October 25, 2012 11:53 AM

The Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator is available to help farmers find the maximum return to nitrogen fertilizer applications and the most profitable application rate for their farm. Having adequate nitrogen available is critical for corn production, but given the high prices for fertilizer it is important farmers determine the right amount that is needed on their crops.

October 25, 2012 10:41 AM

An Iowa State University research team has developed new measurement tools to detect malnutrition in older adults. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Iowa State researchers will be conducting free nutritional screenings during the Des Moines University Senior Health Fair.

October 25, 2012 10:11 AM

A series of monthly grain marketing educational meetings for women are being coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The five Women Marketing Grain meetings will be held at the Ankeny DMACC campus beginning Nov. 12.

October 25, 2012 09:07 AM

It’s time to think about protecting strawberry plants from the winter elements. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to properly mulch strawberries to provide protection against winter injury.

October 22, 2012 03:10 PM

In response to expanding problems associated with herbicide resistant weeds, weed specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a series of meetings in November and December to address the issue.

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