Environment

Local Highlights

August 13, 2015

Cover crops, Sudden Death Syndrome of soybean, and fall fertilizer decisions will highlight the fall field day of the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm.  The field day will take place September 3rd at the south location of the Research Farm (1040 James Ave., Kanawha - which is about a mile south of Kanawha on county road R35).

August 11, 2015

There will be a FREE Field Day showing conservation at work on Wednesday, September 2nd from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Ann Smeltzer Learning Farm on County Road P59, Otho.  The agenda consists of tours of the farm starting at 4:00 p.m., a complimentary supper grilled by the Webster Co. Cattlemen at 5:00 p.m.with the Program to follow and ending with more tours of the farm.

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

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