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October 28, 2015 01:50 PM

Farming has become increasingly complex, and farmers must consider many factors as they weigh decisions about planting and fertilizing, pest and disease management and soil and water conservation. As they gather information and advice to make decisions, farmers rely on a variety of professional advisers to varying degrees, according to the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

October 28, 2015 01:29 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sam and Julie Spellman farm, rural Woodward. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

October 28, 2015 11:52 AM

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are topics at ISU Extension and Outreach meetings in Iowa City Nov. 24 and Ames Dec. 16.

October 27, 2015 11:31 AM

Much grain has been harvested and put into the bin at 60 degrees and warmer, so proper grain drying and cooling is essential for storage life and grain quality. For safe grain storage during warmer conditions core it, cool it and check it.

October 27, 2015 10:49 AM

The annual Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Dec. 2-3, 2015 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus. This year, the conference has increased the number of speakers, providing topics and information on the latest in crop production and technology from around Iowa and the Midwest.

October 26, 2015 04:04 PM

Rich Pirog, a pioneer in the statewide local foods movement, returns to Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 4, to speak about his new experiences in Michigan at the quarterly meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group at the Story County Extension office.

October 26, 2015 01:39 PM

The Strengthening Families Program 10-14 is one way that the College of Human Sciences is helping to improve the health and wellness of Iowa families through Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

October 26, 2015 10:30 AM

Registration is open for the Midwest Dairy Day scheduled for Dec. 4, 2015. The workshop, Genomics 101: Putting Genomics to Work, will be held  at Iowa’s Dairy Center located at 1527 Highway 150 S, Calmar, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

October 22, 2015 04:49 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach Agricultural Outlook meetings are designed to provide participants with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential, and management implications.

October 22, 2015 04:37 PM

Iowa Learning Farms and the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a multi-species cover crop field day on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the Gordon Wassenaar farm, rural Prairie City.

October 22, 2015 08:53 AM

New online options make training and fee payment easier than ever for more than 4,500 certified Iowa manure applicators.

October 22, 2015 08:34 AM

Jason Ross has been appointed as the director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1.

October 21, 2015 02:53 PM

When is the right time to cut back plants in the home garden? It depends on the plant. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on cutting back perennials, ornamental grasses, asparagus and rhubarb.

October 21, 2015 08:31 AM

A new publication, Cleaning Iowa’s Waters with Saturated Buffers in Iowa Watersheds, highlights the recent work being done with saturated buffers in Iowa.

October 20, 2015 11:42 AM

The “Milk Producers of Tomorrow” tour will feature Midwest dairy farms known for excellent heifer management and innovative technology practices. The Oct. 29 tour is organized by the I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium. 

October 20, 2015 10:44 AM

With unfavorable crop fertilizer prices, farmers are considering reducing fertilization rates across all crops despite field conditions. However, making rational or sound management decisions should begin by testing soil, following the recommended application rates for additional nutrients.

October 19, 2015 02:55 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a new version of the Weed Identification Field Guide, first published in 2010, to assist producers and agronomists with accurately identifying weeds in Iowa corn and soybean fields.

October 19, 2015 02:23 PM

Kids in the Kitchen, a statewide Human Sciences Extension and Outreach pilot program, teaches kids basic cooking skills and nutrition education.
 

October 19, 2015 11:30 AM

In 1986, an introductory meeting with an extension specialist and an early-career scientist inspired a promising partnership for university engagement with Iowa communities that focused on Iowa State University’s motto “science with practice.” Almost 30 years later, this partnership continues to grow and stand strong, assisting Iowans and looking toward a bright future.

October 19, 2015 09:02 AM

A destructive insect of ash trees has been confirmed in southern Cedar Rapids. The emerald ash borer was discovered at an Iowa interstate rest area along I-380 approximately one-half mile north of the Johnson County line.

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