March 2018

March 16, 2018 10:02 AM

Registration is now open for the 43rd Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute, an annual event cosponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of State and Local Government Programs and the Iowa League of Cities. The Institute is scheduled for July 16–20 and July 23–25 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

March 16, 2018 09:25 AM

The 2017 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll surveyed farmers to learn about their perspectives on the potential effectiveness of several hypothetical approaches to addressing herbicide-resistant weeds.

March 16, 2018 09:05 AM

An overall decrease of 5.6 percent for custom work can be expected in 2018, according to results of the 2018 Custom Rate Survey, conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 15, 2018 01:20 PM

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers. After the training, Master Gardeners volunteer in their community.

March 15, 2018 10:15 AM

ISU Extension and Outreach is offering workshops on fruit tree management focused primarily on tree pruning and branch training March 20-22. Participants will learn best practices and techniques for pruning and training fruit-bearing trees for peak performance.

March 14, 2018 02:52 PM

Proper timing and gentle care will pay off as homeowners complete a few lawn chores this spring.

March 13, 2018 01:41 PM

Because of their value to high tunnel producers, tomatoes are often grown every year, despite the increased risk for plant disease outbreaks caused by a monoculture system.

March 13, 2018 08:07 AM

An online course has been designed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to provide farmers and agribusinesses the information needed to better manage weeds in crop fields.

March 12, 2018 03:33 PM

Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for widespread adoption of the practice.