February 2018

February 27, 2018 02:32 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association will host a field day on March 29 to highlight pollinator and prairie establishment and management.

February 27, 2018 11:01 AM

According to the Iowa Learning Farms 2017 Field Day Evaluation Report, Iowa cover crop acres grew last year by approximately 22 percent to 760,000 total acres. While the positive growth during a time of shrinking profit margins is notable, the rate of growth is 10 percent less than the growth measured in 2016.

February 21, 2018 04:35 PM

Propagating houseplants is usually an easy leaf cutting procedure. However some houseplants require techniques such as air layering and cane cuttings to successfully start new plants.

February 21, 2018 12:34 PM

Due to beneficial weather conditions that increased kernel fill last fall, producers need to take precautions to mitigate corn spoilage this spring.

February 20, 2018 01:35 PM

Area hay and forage producers are invited to attend the 35th annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association meeting and conference on Thursday, March 15.

February 20, 2018 01:22 PM

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Transport Quality Assurance program March 20.

February 20, 2018 01:08 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop on soil health and grazing on Thursday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m. for those new to farming and developing sustainable business plans.

February 19, 2018 12:38 PM

Some children are more sensitive to scary stories in the news or may worry about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children.

February 19, 2018 12:27 PM

Researchers have confirmed that Iowa isolates of the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean have shown resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides.