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Dairy Goat Webinar Series Concludes with Discussion of Current Research to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship

7 hours 7 min ago
Dairy goats.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team will continue its quarterly dairy goat webinar series Sept. 13 with a look at methods to improve antibiotic stewardship in dairy goats to assure food safety and milk quality. [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Common Diseases of Perennials

7 hours 49 min ago
Peony with powdery mildew.

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer frequently asked questions about the diseases commonly found in Iowa perennial gardens. [node:read-more:link]

Weed Seed Destructor and Other Control Methods to Be Showcased

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 13:43
Weed seed destructor.

Weed seed control technology will be on full display at this year's Farm Progress Show Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Learn the latest strategies from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Iowa Beef Center to Host Fencing and Grazing Clinics

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:42
Beef cattle grazing.

The Iowa Beef Center’s Fencing and Grazing Clinic has expanded to three Iowa locations this year to help meet that need with information and hands-on experience. Event partners are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms. [node:read-more:link]

Northeast Research Farm to Hold Field Day Aug. 24

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 10:59
Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm sign.

Learn about carbon markets, corn rootworm management and the latest in water quality research at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's field day at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm. [node:read-more:link]

Nair Elected Vice President of American Society for Horticultural Science

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 12:35
Ajay Nair speaking.

In his new role as American Society for Horticultural Science extension division vice president, Ajay Nair will be working closely with horticulture society members, universities, industry professionals, students and the public. He is part of the horticulture team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Northern Research Farm to Host Fall Field Day

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 09:36
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm sign.

Learn about the latest agronomic research and get a growing season update at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's research farm field day Sept. 8 in Kanawha. [node:read-more:link]

Hay and Straw Directory Provides Useful Listing of What's Available

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 15:41
Loading roundbales.

Dry weather and extensive heat have limited hay yields for some growers, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. A helpful resource is the state listing of online hay and straw sellers, where more than than 70 farms and farm companies are listed, with details about the crop, as well as information about delivery, custom baling and hay grinding services. [node:read-more:link]

Improve Monarch Habitat with Helpful Resources

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 13:01
Monarch butterflies.

At this year’s Farm Progress Show, specialists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and USDA will discuss recent efforts to increase the population of this essential pollinator and resources to improve its numbers in the future. [node:read-more:link]

Youth Test Pest Management Skills During 2022 Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 15:37
2022 Crop Scouting Competition.

Youth in grades 7-12 from across Iowa tested their integrated pest management skills through several tasks and challenges, both in the field and in the classroom, during the 12th annual Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition on July 28. [node:read-more:link]

Foreign Animal Disease Preparation Workshops Planned for Iowa Pork Producers

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:35
Swine in swine facility.

Foreign Animal Disease Preparation for Pork Producers workshops will focus on the “next steps” in preparedness at the farm level, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Learn to Identify Plant and Insect Issues Found in Iowa Crops

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:56
Corn rootworm identification.

To help growers improve their identification skills, plant disease and insect diagnostic specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will have displays of common insects and plant disease issues at this year’s Farm Progress Show, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Boone. [node:read-more:link]

Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association to Hold Open House and Field Day

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 12:12
Research and Learning Center building.

The ribbon cutting for the new Research and Learning Center building will be held during the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm annual field day Sept. 8. Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Crawfordsville for the event. [node:read-more:link]

Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day near Melbourne

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 10:06
Cover crops.

Farmers and landowners are invited to a field day Aug. 25 to learn about best management practices for establishing cover crops and maintaining yields during the transition to a higher residue system of no-tillage and cover crops. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Learning Farms will lead the discussion. [node:read-more:link]

Redefining the Field Edge to Improve Profitability, Wildlife Habitat and Water Quality

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:30
Mark Licht and Adam Janke.

An Aug. 24 field day with Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will explore the benefits of converting marginal land areas prone to flooding, to perennial vegetation. [node:read-more:link]

Soil Fertility Workshop to be Offered in Marshall County

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 12:18
Taking a soil probe.

Learn more about soil testing and soil fertility during an Aug. 23 workshop with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Marshall County. [node:read-more:link]

Summer Annual Forage Field Days Set in Eastern Iowa

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 08:20
Cattle grazing summer annuals.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold forage field days Aug. 23 and 25 in eastern Iowa that will demonstrate annual forage rotations. [node:read-more:link]

Manure: Ancient Fertilizer in a Digital Age

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 13:53
Dan Anderson.

An agricultural engineering expert with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will present a webinar Aug. 10 on the untapped value of manure as fertilizer. [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Create Great Shade Gardens

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 15:40
plants in shade landscape.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer common questions about selecting the best plants to grow in the shade and the care recommendations you need to create great shade gardens. [node:read-more:link]

Inaugural Women in Ag Farm Crawl in Washington, Henry Counties

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 09:05
farm woman in cornfield.

The inaugural Women in Ag Farm Crawl is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Washington County and the Washington County Women in Agriculture Advisory Board are planning the event. [node:read-more:link]

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