Environment

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March 7, 2016

Agronomy in the Field for Women has started. May 3rd we will be discussing soybean planting, soybean seed treatments and will look at the same corn field to talk about corn emergence and doing stand counts.  Make sure to bring your boots! This group will meet every other week during the growing season on Tuesday evenings at the Smeltzer Iowa Learning Farm (2610 Nelson Ave/County Rd P59 - located 1 mile south of Otho on the east side of the road).   There is no fee to participate and you do not need to commit to the entire growing season to attend.  For more information click on Agronomy in the Field for Women.

Statewide Resources

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

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

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

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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