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May 21, 2014 09:10 AM

A new bio-dome display at Iowa State University’s Reiman Gardens looks into the future of farming in space, as well as here on Earth. The bio-dome is the main attraction in the Hughes Conservatory through Nov. 15 as part of Reiman Gardens’ space and science fiction theme this year.

May 19, 2014 03:14 PM

Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.

May 15, 2014 03:00 PM

The Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can help Iowans identify the mushrooms growing in their backyards and elsewhere, but cannot say whether they’re safe to eat. Multiple factors may contribute to wild fungi being potentially poisonous, most of which are beyond the control of the experts who identify the specimens brought into the clinic.

May 15, 2014 09:39 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and partners will host a “Cover Crops for Forage and Grazing” field day at the farm of Randy Seinknecht in Gladbrook, Iowa, on June 5. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

May 15, 2014 08:51 AM

Perennials can be grown in nearly any garden location – sunny, shady, wet, dry, border or background. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists recommend perennials to meet specifications of many gardeners.

May 12, 2014 04:07 PM

Christopher Anderson, assistant director of the Climate Science Program at Iowa State University, is the Iowa Learning Farms May webinar presenter. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect.

May 12, 2014 01:54 PM

With a game of "Cyclone Survivor," a team of Iowa County 4-H'ers has been named as a top three finalist in the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition.

May 8, 2014 03:29 PM

The expenses for tractor fuel can add up quickly during spring field work. According to a study conducted at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua a twenty percent or more fuel savings can be achieved by the ‘shift up, throttle back’ technique.

May 8, 2014 03:01 PM

Home gardeners welcome daffodils as a sign of spring. However, they often have questions about when to plant and how to manage foliage after spring blooming. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about daffodil care.

May 5, 2014 04:32 PM

A collaborative effort among soybean researchers in the United States and Canada found that glyphosate does not increase SDS severity or adversely affect yields in soybean fields.

May 5, 2014 11:05 AM

Iowa State University will host the Fourth International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium July 16-18, 2014. The symposium will bring together beef producers, processors, retailers and others to discuss, debate and learn more about specific welfare issues encompassing all angles of the beef supply chain.

May 2, 2014 09:43 AM

Educational materials on heifer development are frequently requested from the Iowa Beef Center. Educational resources are being gathered and developed and are now available on an IBC heifer development webpage.

May 1, 2014 11:22 AM

This summer the Iowa State University College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, is offering a variety of workshops for middle and high school students and two camp tracks for high school students.

May 1, 2014 09:22 AM

Individuals filing for personal bankruptcy can turn to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.

May 1, 2014 09:11 AM

The camp brochures are arriving and the kids are begging for a summer adventure. But other than fun, is there any value to camp? Learn about the research and how to help children choose an appropriate camp in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

April 30, 2014 01:49 PM

Proper mowing practices play a vital role in helping to maintain a healthy, sustainable home lawn. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about lawns and lawn mowing.

April 30, 2014 01:41 PM

The annual “Update for Veterinarians” program by Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center features a full day of education and demonstrations focused on beef cattle.The event is May 21 at the Iowa State University McNay Research Farm near Chariton.
 

April 30, 2014 01:35 PM

Beef management update sessions will be May 20 and May 21 in southern Iowa. Beef producers will learn about fescue management and comparing fall versus spring calving from Dr. Ken Coffey, University of Arkansas, and Joe Sellers, extension beef specialist with Iowa State University.

April 30, 2014 10:30 AM

More than 1,000 teenagers are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus June 24-26 for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. They’ll take part in three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities.

April 28, 2014 01:24 PM

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation seem to have little effect on yield, according to a five-year study conducted by Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa. Ten Iowa farmers have devoted part of their acres to conduct the study.

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