Environment

Local Highlights

Emerald Ash Borer Detection Waukee Iowa
April 16, 2015

New detection of invasive pest discovered in Waukee, within 15 miles of Des Moines metro area.

March 2, 2015

Thing spring! Now is the time to start your seedlings to prepare for the outdoor growing season.

March 2, 2015

Iowa State University helped develop an app that makes it easier to meet state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements. Extension and Outreach is working with developers to improve the app's usefulness and features.


 

January 9, 2015

New Category 6, Right-of-Way exams will be used at all IDALS testing locations beginning Monday, February 9. If you don't have this NEW study guide, stop by our office to purchase one. We are located at 1625 Adventureland Drive, Suite A, Altoona, IA  50009. Telephone 515.957.5760. 

January 9, 2015

Fall 2015 recertification classes begin October 21. See our calandar link along the side bar of our home page for more information about class dates and times.  Please remember to pre-register. Registration forms for fall classes should be posted by October 1st. 

Local Resources

Publications

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

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

  • 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.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

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

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

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

  • 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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