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Local Highlights

April 16, 2015

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, making this the 21st county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

April 7, 2015

The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for April will be on Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m. This month’s guest speaker is Timothy Youngquist, agriculture specialist in the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy.

April 7, 2015

POSTPONNED UNTIL APRIL 14TH FROM 1-3 PM

ISU Extension in cooperation with the Boone River Watershed, the Iowa Soybean Association and Hagie are sponsoring a field day on Friday April 10 from 1-3 p.m.

March 31, 2015

The four-page Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, has been revised and is available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a free download.

March 27, 2015

The four-page Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, has been revised and is available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a free download. The publication provides recommendations on how to protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer. 

QUICK LINKS:

NC Iowa Agronomy Connection Newsletters

ISU Integrated Crop Managment NEWS

2014 Fall Frost/Freeze Resources

2014 Oat Variety Trial

2014 Northern Iowa Research & Demonstration Farm Annual Report

 

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Other crop links:

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) - Pesticide Bureau - information for pesticide applicators, apiary list, endangered species list

Iowa Soybean Rust Team -- latest information on soybean rust.  This site has maps, photos, and articles for ISU experts. 

Ag weather links -- national weather service, growing degree days, Iowa maps, Iowa averages, Iowa observations (MESONET)

Corn Management (The Maize Page)

Soybean production and management

Soil Fertility

Reiman Gardens

Weed Management

Plant Pathology Extension

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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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