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July 25, 2013 10:17 AM

ISU Extension and Outreach specialists developed a smartphone app to map large bumps, center cracks or roadways with no shoulders along the route that could be harmful to RAGBRAI riders.

July 24, 2013 03:43 PM

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about what may be causing those black or brown spots on tomatoes, zucchini and other garden produce.

July 23, 2013 09:17 AM

To meet continuing demand and the Aug. 31 deadline for advisor recertification under the newly revised Pork Quality Assurance Plus® program, Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has added a session on Aug. 29 in Ames.

July 18, 2013 03:20 PM

Twelve Iowa 4-H’ers participated in the 2013 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational June 23-28 in Grand Island, Neb. Some 540 participants from 36 different states and 33 teams competed in the three-day event.

July 18, 2013 02:38 PM

The burners are running on high as teams are announced for the 2013 Cook This! Culinary Challenge. Twenty-eight teams involving more than 80 youth from across the state will compete in this year’s challenge,

July 18, 2013 10:36 AM

The 2013 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at the Iowa State Horticulture Farm in Ames is Monday, Aug. 12. Those interested in attending should register online by Aug. 5.

July 17, 2013 03:13 PM

Thirty-six State 4-H Council members were inducted at the closing ceremonies of the annual Iowa 4-H Youth Conference on June 27.

July 17, 2013 02:02 PM

Webster County 4-H’er Rebecca Nellis was part of a panel discussing the World Food Prize youth programs July 15 in Des Moines. The discussion took place during the north central meeting of the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching.

July 17, 2013 01:58 PM

Iowa lawns are entering seasonal dormancy. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell when it is necessary to water and how to properly water lawns during dormancy and times of little rainfall.

July 17, 2013 10:16 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Arlyn Kauffman farm near Weldon, Iowa, on Thursday, Aug. 1, beginning at 5 p.m. The field day will focus on cover crop management and conservation farming practices for southwestern Iowa soils.

July 16, 2013 04:51 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is beginning a partnership with the NewBo City Market to teach Iowans garden skills and techniques.

July 16, 2013 12:08 PM

A new Sustainable Vegetable Production website at www.extension.iastate.edu/vegetablelab has the latest research for fruit and vegetable growers. Results, publications, videos and other resources generated by research conducted by extension vegetable specialist Ajay Nair and his lab team are posted on the site.

July 16, 2013 10:18 AM

Iowa farmers are reminded to properly handle treated seeds that were unable to be planted this year due to the historically wet spring weather. Seeds treated with a pesticide to protect them from pests or disease cannot enter the grain supply, so it is important that treated seed be stored for planting next year or disposed of properly.

July 16, 2013 08:13 AM

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.

July 11, 2013 02:22 PM

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a soil health day in Albert City on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will focus on soil health, primarily no-till and strip-till as well as using cover crops.

July 11, 2013 10:05 AM

Strange holes around a tree trunk, globs of sap on a Scotch pine, shedding bark on a sycamore: Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about these phenomena.

July 10, 2013 03:10 PM

Eight hundred high school students from every corner of Iowa attended the state 4-H Youth Conference in June. The conference gives youth the opportunity to meet new friends, find new opportunities, and learn about the community and themselves.

July 10, 2013 02:12 PM

The 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign raised $24,063.27 to support Iowa 4-H youth programs and activities. All funds from the campaign help families across the state by providing financial assistance for program fees and for youth to attend 4-H camps, intermediate trips and state events such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

July 10, 2013 09:38 AM

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers. It’s set up for stress that cannot be ignored, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist.

July 9, 2013 02:25 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day and pasture walk at Triple C Farms near Leon on Wednesday, July 24. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and focus on pasture improvement.

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