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Yard and Garden: Thatch and Fall Removal

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:23
Leaves fallen on grass field by worldwide_stock/stock.adobe.com.

Thatch can be problematic and beneficial to lawns. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach answer questions about thatch and fall removal. Read more about Yard and Garden: Thatch and Fall Removal

Late August Heat Is Reminder to Keep Livestock Cool

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:16
two black cows at a water tank.

Each species of livestock reacts to heat differently. However, the common principle is to maintain good ventilation, provide shade and access to clean, cool water, and limit moving animals during the hottest hours of the day. Read more about Late August Heat Is Reminder to Keep Livestock Cool

Yard and Garden: Planting Lilies

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:50
Asiatic lily in garden by kazakovmaksim/stock.adobe.com.

Grown from bulbs, lilies are perennial flowers that will return year after year and require minimal care, provided they are planted in the right place. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach answer questions about planting lilies. Read more about Yard and Garden: Planting Lilies

ISU Allee Research Farm to Hold Field Day Aug. 27

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:03
cover crop growing in stubble.

Fall cover crop seeding, cover crop funding and seeding covers into standing crops are some of the highlights of an Aug. 27 field day at Iowa State University’s Allee Demonstration Farm. Read more about ISU Allee Research Farm to Hold Field Day Aug. 27

Three Teams Take Home Annual Crop Scouting Competition Awards

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:40
Clayton County Team Number One members.

Twenty-eight Iowa youth in grades 7-12 tested their Integrated Pest Management skills through field and classroom tasks and challenges, on Monday, July 29 as participants in Iowa's Annual Crop Scouting Competition. Read more about Three Teams Take Home Annual Crop Scouting Competition Awards

Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Plans Field Day

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 08:37
cornfield beside a soybean field.

Thistle caterpillars, late season crop diseases and crop development will highlight the fall field day at Iowa State University’s Northern Research and Demonstration Farm Sept. 5. Read more about Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Plans Field Day

Managing Farmland Drainage Workshop Set for Aug. 30

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 16:06
machine putting in field tile.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a workshop Aug. 30, with a focus on helping women landowners discuss drainage issues on their farmland. Read more about Managing Farmland Drainage Workshop Set for Aug. 30

ISU Southeast Research Farm to Hold Fall Field Day Tour

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:34
a hayrack loaded with people.

The fall field day at the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville Sept. 5 will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a complimentary meal and registration. The tour starts at 6 p.m. Read more about ISU Southeast Research Farm to Hold Fall Field Day Tour

Yard and Garden: Harvesting Potatoes

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:51
recently dug potatoes laying on the ground.

ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about harvesting and storing potatoes grown for fall and winter use. Read more about Yard and Garden: Harvesting Potatoes

Risk Management to Highlight Fall Field Day in Nashua

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 15:19
people sitting on a field day wagon.

ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will bring current crop information and research results to the fall field day at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, Aug. 28 from 1-4:20 p.m. Read more about Risk Management to Highlight Fall Field Day in Nashua

Boots in the Barn Program Heads to Louisa County

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:37
hands-on calving clinic with cow replica.

Louisa County will host Boots in the Barn, a premier educational opportunity for Iowa cattlewomen, beginning Aug. 28. Read more about Boots in the Barn Program Heads to Louisa County

Yard and Garden: Harvesting Melons

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 15:36
crate of canteloupe.

Few fruits are more refreshing on a warm summer day than melon. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to know when it is time to harvest melons. Read more about Yard and Garden: Harvesting Melons

Organic Field Day Planned at Neely-Kinyon Research Farm

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 15:10
farmer standing in field of sorghum sudangrass.

A field day at the Neely-Kinyon Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm will focus on the challenges of summer 2019, best management practices for organic corn and soybean production, along with research results on oats and alfalfa, which serve as soil-building crops in the organic rotation. Read more about Organic Field Day Planned at Neely-Kinyon Research Farm

West Branch Field Day Will Discuss Cover Crops and Conservation Leases

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 14:49
cover crop growing in corn stubble.

A field day discussing cover crops and conservation leases will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Ken Fawcett’s farm near West Branch. Read more about West Branch Field Day Will Discuss Cover Crops and Conservation Leases

Drone Use Roadshow for Farmers Interested in UAVs

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:04
a drone flying.

Farmers and anyone within the agricultural industry who wants to know more about how drones can be used on their operation should consider attending the “Drone Uses for Agriculture Roadshow,” Aug. 13 at Iowa State University’s Ag Engineering and Agronomy Research Farm. Read more about Drone Use Roadshow for Farmers Interested in UAVs

Regional Soil Fertility Workshops Planned across Iowa

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 16:09
Vittetoe and DeJong holding a soil probe with core.

To help producers understand the ever changing cost of managing soil fertility in Iowa, ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting four workshops in August called “Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations: Maximizing Return on Investment.” Read more about Regional Soil Fertility Workshops Planned across Iowa

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings Scheduled

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 13:18
grower demonstrating proper produce washing method.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host eleven Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings from November 2019 through March 2020. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety. Read more about Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings Scheduled

Yard and Garden: Late Season Peonie Care

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:03
peonie flowers bloomed and wilted by ivan4es/stock.adobe.com.

Peonies can thrive up to 100 years if maintained properly. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about late season peony care, specifically when to divide the plant and cut back foliage. Read more about Yard and Garden: Late Season Peonie Care

Poll Shows Farmers Aware of Prairie Strips, Interested in Learning More

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 10:22
gray headed coneflowers and other prairie plants.

Word of the prairie strips practice, an innovative soil, water and habitat conservation practice developed over the last decade by researchers at Iowa State University, is spreading across the state. Read more about Poll Shows Farmers Aware of Prairie Strips, Interested in Learning More

Cover Crop Field Day near Marion Aug. 14

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 09:15
cover crops.

Iowa Learning Farms and partners will host a cover crop field day Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marion Airport. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. Read more about Cover Crop Field Day near Marion Aug. 14

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