Environment

Local Highlights

August 19, 2014

The Iowa State University tent at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa Aug. 26-28 will be filled with production agriculture conversations around water quality and pest resistance.

Custom Rate
March 31, 2014
The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey and the 2014 Cash Rent Survey are now available to download from the Extension Online Store or the Ag Decision Maker website. Print copies are available at Warren County Extension.
August 15, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar, Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m., features Ajay Nair with Iowa State University Department of Horticulture. He will discuss the use of cover crops in conjunction with vegetable production.

July 15, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect.

June 3, 2014

Witnessing a massive emergence of periodical cicadas takes patience and planning but is worth the wait, according to ISU Extension's Donald Lewis.

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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

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