County News

August 15, 2016

August 28th  Wiegert Prairie Fall Fest
Join the fun as we celebrate our Family and Farming Heritage at the Wiegert Prairie Farmstead

Special Event - Schoolhouse Re-dedication at 1:00 p.m.

August 15, 2016

Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties.

August 12, 2016

The commercial production aspect of asparagus is discussed in a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication. "Commercial Asparagus Production" (HORT 3059) is available online through the Extension Store.

August 11, 2016

On Aug. 1, Mark Licht began his new role as an assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy, focused on integrated cropping systems extension.

August 11, 2016

Peonies are a beautiful part of any landscape, and they thrive in Iowa. However, they do require some special care and conditions, and can develop problems which must be addressed.

August 8, 2016

Field agronomists, farmers and others interested in soil health are encourage to join the soil health webinar on Aug. 24, 9 – 10 a.m. The webinar will be presented by ISU Extension and Outreach in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and qualifies for one soil and water continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisers.

August 4, 2016

Iowa State University students, faculty and extension specialists will engage visitors in demonstrations and conversations to connect them with current research applicable to individual agricultural operations at the 2016 Farm Progress Show, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 near Boone.

August 4, 2016

Pears are a delicious part of any garden landscape, and they can be grown in Iowa. Multiple cultivars are acceptable for use in Iowa, although they differ slightly regarding harvesting and storage.

August 2, 2016

Many Iowans eventually will be providing some level of care for an elderly parent or relative. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is piloting “Finances of Caregiving,” a program to help Iowans protect their own long-term financial security as they plan for taking on a caregiving role.

August 1, 2016

The more prominent use of cover crops and frequently asked producer questions prompted a group of Iowa State researchers to create a publication with answers.

July 29, 2016

The manual, field guide and assessment card were developed as sources of information for farmers, agronomists and other agriculture professionals managing soils and to provide documentation of how different management practices affect soil.

July 28, 2016

Summer is prime time for being outdoors, enjoying lawns and landscapes and making the most of the warmest months of the year. Crabgrass can ruin some of that fun by damaging a landscape’s appearance and overall feel.

July 28, 2016

Iowa veterinarians, livestock producers and feed industry personnel have 11 Iowa locations to attend educational programming about the Veterinary Feed Directive.

July 21, 2016

Garden phlox is a beautiful way to add color to the garden in perennial fashion. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions regarding garden phlox and keep it a valuable part of the garden landscape.

July 13, 2016

Many people love tomatoes from the garden, fresh and delicious. But diseases that attack them and limit their potential are no fun to deal with. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and ensure a big garden tomato crop.

July 13, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the 2016 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 15 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station near Ames. The annual event will feature commercial production for farmers, extension personnel and Master Gardeners.

July 13, 2016

In March 2016, the Center on Sustainable Communities and ISU Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development unit agreed to work together to provide resources and outreach on best practices in construction, planning and healthy living — and the Sustainability Collaborative was born.

July 11, 2016

As August arrives, families start to think about “back to school” routines. Dr. David Brown, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long.

July 7, 2016

Summer squash is a popular garden crop in Iowa, but problems can pop up that limit its success and hinder its overall growth. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and create a bountiful harvest.

July 1, 2016

Anyone who lives with teens often may hear them grumble that they are tired. To lessen the complaints, parents can take steps to help their teens get more sleep, says Cheryl Clark, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

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