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Margins, Fertilizer, Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects Highlighted at Annual Meeting

8 hours 49 min ago
cornfield with barn in background.

The Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, will host its annual meeting on March 7 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Johnson County office. Read more about Margins, Fertilizer, Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects Highlighted at Annual Meeting

Yard and Garden: How to Prune Grapevines

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:27
pruning shears on grapevine with leaf budding out by id4mihai/stock.adobe.com.

Iowa State horticulturists share information about the growth and fruiting characteristics of the grapevine to help simplify the pruning process. Read more about Yard and Garden: How to Prune Grapevines

Washington County to Host Third Annual Women in Agriculture Conference

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:40
Julie Kenney head shot.

Women in agriculture are invited to the Washington County Fairgrounds March 23 to "Learn It. Do It. Share It." at the annual conference for women of all ages. Read more about Washington County to Host Third Annual Women in Agriculture Conference

Growing Together Mini-Grants Awarded to 22 Iowa Projects

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:58
young lettuce plants by chaiyon021/stock.adobe.com.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program has announced 22 recipients of its Growing Together mini-grant program. This is the fourth year mini-grant funds have been available, with more than $50,000 in grant money from the SNAP-Education program being distributed across the state. Read more about Growing Together Mini-Grants Awarded to 22 Iowa Projects

Green and Black Gram Breeding Program Introduces Crop to Iowa

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:44
green gram plants and pods.

A new breeding program at Iowa State is exploring green gram and black gram, also known as mung beans, as a productive and profitable Iowa crop. Read more about Green and Black Gram Breeding Program Introduces Crop to Iowa

Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Cass County, Iowa

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:28
Emerald Ash Borer Warming Up in the Sunlight by moneycue_canada/stock.adobe.com.

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed for the first time in Cass County. This most recent discovery involved a private property site in rural Massena. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, the invasive, tree-killing pest has spread to 66 Iowa counties. Read more about Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Cass County, Iowa

Kanawha Annual Meeting to Highlight Corn Rootworm Management

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:43
field of test plots.

A growing season outlook and a discussion on corn rootworm management will highlight the annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association, March 6. Read more about Kanawha Annual Meeting to Highlight Corn Rootworm Management

Yard and Garden: Add Colors of Caladium to Shady Areas

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:54
white leafed caladium

Caladium heart-shaped leaves of green, white, red and pink can be grown in containers or clumped together within beds and borders to add color and brighten the dark, moist areas of gardens. Read more about Yard and Garden: Add Colors of Caladium to Shady Areas

Nashua Annual Meeting to Highlight Ag Trade, Water Quality, Research

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:38
small corn plant with sun shining behind it by noombluesman/stock.adobe.com.

Improving water quality and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war will highlight information provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association. Read more about Nashua Annual Meeting to Highlight Ag Trade, Water Quality, Research

Beginning Field Crop Scouts Encouraged to Attend School March 30

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:52
four crop scouts in soybean field.

The day-long program is designed for beginning crop scouts as a preparation for growing season field scouting. Read more about Beginning Field Crop Scouts Encouraged to Attend School March 30

Five States Will Send Youth to Regional Crop Scouting Event

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:49
three high school students in a soybean field.

Five states will offer Youth Crop Scouting Competitions that give students hands-on interaction in scouting for injury and identifying pest and injury problems in crop fields, and culminates with students designing their own effective solutions and management strategies. Read more about Five States Will Send Youth to Regional Crop Scouting Event

Master Gardener Impact Felt across Iowa

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:09
Master Gardener standing in cherry tomato plants.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners are forces for positive change in their communities. Master Gardeners are helping to grow healthier, happier and more equitable communities by volunteering. Read more about Master Gardener Impact Felt across Iowa

Commercial Applicator Pesticide Safety Education Scheduled for Spring 2019

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:53
man with worksheets on his lap.

The ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program will hold a series of commercial applicator continuing instruction course  trainings throughout Iowa during Spring 2019. Read more about Commercial Applicator Pesticide Safety Education Scheduled for Spring 2019

Yard and Garden: Caring for Valentine’s Day Flowers

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 09:57
woman holding a boquet of red roses by Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com.

With just the right amount of love and care, flowers received on Valentine’s Day will continue to express the feelings of the sender. Use these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to extend the enjoyment of cut flowers and flowering plants. Read more about Yard and Garden: Caring for Valentine’s Day Flowers

Risk and Caretaker Entry the Focus of Marshalltown Biosecurity Workshop

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:56
little pigs around a feeder by Art by Pixel/stock.adobe.com

Swine herd health is the number one driver of performance and profitability. As the global spread of African Swine Fever continues, it is timely to review on-farm biosecurity. Read more about Risk and Caretaker Entry the Focus of Marshalltown Biosecurity Workshop

Short Course to Focus on Dairy Beef Bull Calves

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:50
three dairy cows grazing.

The 2019 Dairy Beef Short Course scheduled for March 26 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will focus on how dairy beef bull calves should be viewed as more than a by-product of the industry. Read more about Short Course to Focus on Dairy Beef Bull Calves

Survey Shows Increasing Use and Interest in Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Practices

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:36
cornfield with grassy buffer strip.

Farmers in Iowa’s Missouri-Little Sioux watershed are increasing their use of and interest in key best management practices recommended by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, according to a new study conducted at Iowa State University. Read more about Survey Shows Increasing Use and Interest in Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Practices

2019 Morel Mushroom Certification Workshops to be Held in Ames

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:06
morel mushroom by yoderphotography/stock.adobe.com

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a pair of training classes for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa. Read more about 2019 Morel Mushroom Certification Workshops to be Held in Ames

Foreign Animal Disease Workshops Available to Livestock Producers, Veterinarians

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:29
Veterinarian holding a small piglet by agnormark/stock.adobe.com.

"Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness: What to expect and how to prepare" workshops for cattle, pig, sheep and goat producers, extension personnel and veterinarians are scheduled at five Iowa locations, from Feb. 7 to March 12. Read more about Foreign Animal Disease Workshops Available to Livestock Producers, Veterinarians

Blended Human Food PCQI Course Offerings Announced

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:28
head shot of Kim Anderson.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host four one-day Blended Human Food PCQI courses during 2019. The course is the only PCQI class recognized by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Read more about Blended Human Food PCQI Course Offerings Announced

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