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Local Highlights

December 23, 2013

Looking for information on where to test or how to re-certify? We have all the information you need and our quick links make it as easy as 1, 2, 3!   Registration forms can be found at  www.extension.iastate.edu/pme 

October 14, 2014

The long days and late nights of harvest can lead farmers to push their limits to get crops out of fields, but research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that breaks can help increase concentration and alertness while reducing the risk for farm accidents.

October 9, 2014

What are your options under the new Farm Bill? Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill at informational meetings. Call 515-957-5760 to register for meetings held at the Polk County office in Altoona!

August 19, 2014

The nature of farm work is very hazardous with a high incident of injury. Farmers use health insurance to protect the farm/property from risk. Many farm operations support multiple farm families. The ACA has changed health insurance plans for both the insured and uninsured.

Crop Production Resources

Integrated Agronomics
by Mark Johnson, Field Agronomist

Extension Weather Update and Soil Temperatures

Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator

Corn Planting Guide

Crop Minute Weekly Report

Crop Watch Blog
hosted by Iowa State University and Iowa Farmer Today

Intergrated Crop Management News

Iowa Farm Outlook

Monthly Ag Marketing Strategies Newsletter
by Steve Johnson, Farm Management Program Specialist

Statewide Resources

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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