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Small Farms Team Still Committed to Farmer Clients

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:50
Bolin family

Although the title has changed, the farmer still comes first for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program. The FFED's Small Farms Team works to improve profitability and efficiency of growers across the state. Read more about Small Farms Team Still Committed to Farmer Clients

Yard and Garden: Harvesting Cole Crops

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 09:28
harvesting a head of cabbage by hiroshiteshigawara/stock.adobe.com.

Cole crops is the general term used to describe broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and kohlrabi. Learn when to harvest these vegetables for nutritious, high quality produce. Read more about Yard and Garden: Harvesting Cole Crops

ISU Extension and Outreach to Host RUSLE2 Soil Loss Workshop

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:30
classroom and speaker.

Livestock producers and service providers can learn how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index in nutrient and manure management plans, during a workshop July 25. Read more about ISU Extension and Outreach to Host RUSLE2 Soil Loss Workshop

Herbicide Research Field Day to Highlight Weed Management

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:04
Weeds in pots treated with herbicide.

Farmers will get a timely update on the ongoing fight against herbicide resistance and weed control during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Herbicide Research and Demonstration Program Field Day June 27. Read more about Herbicide Research Field Day to Highlight Weed Management

Demonstration Garden Field Days Will Offer Tips Statewide

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:39
tomatoes growing on vine beside a box of picked fruit.

Home gardeners will learn about growing sweet corn, cut flowers and tomatoes during this year’s Demonstration Garden Field Days, hosted by the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension and Outreach. Read more about Demonstration Garden Field Days Will Offer Tips Statewide

Land Value Experts Predict Modest Declines, Stable Crop Prices

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:24
anhydrous being applied to a corn field.

Agricultural professionals who attended the Iowa State University Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference in May expect a continued modest decline in land values, according to the June edition of the Ag Decision Maker newsletter.

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Learn about Cover Crops, Grazing, Soil Health at Corning Field Day

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:11
cover crop for grazing.

A cover crops, grazing cover crops and soil health field day will be held Tuesday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ray and Elaine Gaesser’s Farm near Corning. Read more about Learn about Cover Crops, Grazing, Soil Health at Corning Field Day

Gypsy Moth Aerial Treatments Planned for Allamakee and Jackson Counties

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:30
Gypsy Moth - Lymantria dispar by Marek R. Swadzba/stock.adobe.com.

Low flying airplanes may be heard and seen by residents of Allamakee and Jackson counties next week. The planes will be releasing a mating disruptor to control the gypsy moth, an invasive pest that is destructive to trees and shrubs. Read more about Gypsy Moth Aerial Treatments Planned for Allamakee and Jackson Counties

Dairy Pasture Walk to Feature Northeast Iowa Grazing Farm

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:31
grazing milk cows.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program will co-host a pasture walk Aug. 21 near Garnavillo, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Andy Schaefer dairy farm. Read more about Dairy Pasture Walk to Feature Northeast Iowa Grazing Farm

Muscatine Island Research Farm to Hold Summer Field Day

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:17
Muscatine Island research farm sign.

Producers and industry professionals will have an opportunity to interact with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach crop production specialists and see field and garden projects first-hand during Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm summer field day June 27. Read more about Muscatine Island Research Farm to Hold Summer Field Day

Yard and Garden: Selecting Perennials

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:52
Siberian Iris blue color by stavrida/stock.adobe.com.

When it comes to perennials, putting the right plant in the right garden location is key to plant survival with minimal gardener input. Iowa State University horticulturists guide gardeners to Iowa hardy perennials, and point out ideal growing conditions. Read more about Yard and Garden: Selecting Perennials

Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Plans Field Day

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:53
Joel DeJong holding up corn roots.

Producers can learn about the latest in agronomics and weed management during the annual Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day, July 10. Read more about Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm Plans Field Day

Field Day to Highlight Herbicide Management

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 09:42
field of weeds.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a herbicide resistance management field day June 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the A. Knaphus farm located 1.5 miles south of McCallsburg on County Road S27. Read more about Field Day to Highlight Herbicide Management

2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course Registration Is Open

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:48
Cow in modern farm by dreamsquares/stock.adobe.com.

The 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course will optimize participant learning through exposure to new technology, research and best management practices in a small group setting with a mix of hands-on and classroom instruction. Read more about 2019 Beef Feedlot Short Course Registration Is Open

Yard and Garden: Lawn Care in Summer

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 15:52
uicy and bright green grass by Repli-Kate/stock.adobe.com.

The overall appearance of a lawn is directly related to the maintenance provided, so this week, Iowa State horticulturists answer questions related to summer lawn care. Read more about Yard and Garden: Lawn Care in Summer

Four-State Dairy Conference to Focus on Profitability

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:42
dairy cows in feed bunk.

Dairy producers can learn the latest in nutrition and management by attending the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference June 12-13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque. Read more about Four-State Dairy Conference to Focus on Profitability

2019 Crop Management Clinic Is a Two Day Crop and Pest Management Training

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 14:02
two crop scouts digging up small corn plants.

New to this year’s clinic will be an extra day of training, education and discussion with a total of 19 scheduled learning sessions, covered by 15 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. Read more about 2019 Crop Management Clinic Is a Two Day Crop and Pest Management Training

Greenhorn Grazing Series Begins June 26 in Bloomfield

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 13:39
Farm cattle by sdenness/stock.adobe.com.

Livestock producers who want to learn about optimizing forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend the Greenhorn Grazing series this summer and fall. Read more about Greenhorn Grazing Series Begins June 26 in Bloomfield

June Dairy Month Open Houses Planned Across Iowa

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 13:48
dairy herd.

Iowans of all ages will have the chance to experience modern dairy farming this June, as the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team celebrates dairy month across the state. Read more about June Dairy Month Open Houses Planned Across Iowa

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Honey Producers Plan Field Day at Horticulture Research Station

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:28
honey bees cover a honeycomb pulled from a hive.

Beekeepers will get a full day of instruction and hands-on learning from Iowa State experts, and apiary experts from across the state at the Iowa Honey Producers Association summer field day June 15. Read more about Honey Producers Plan Field Day at Horticulture Research Station

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