Articles related to Agriculture

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:25

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.

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 09:05

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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 13:41

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.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 15:33

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.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:45

Iowa Learning Farms, along with ISU Extension and Outreach - Bremer County, will host a cover crop, soil health and bioreactor field day Thursday, March 29 at the Brian and Brenda Meyer farm, rural Readlyn.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:57

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how to better engage non-operator landowners in natural resources conservation on Wednesday, March 21 at 12 p.m. This webinar will cover conservation check-up tools for farm land.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:34

Iowa Learning Farms and partners will host a cover crop, soil health and conservation leases field day for women landowners on Wednesday, March 28 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at James and Michelle Allen’s farm, rural Diagonal.

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:12

Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 14:50

Farmers and beef producers interested in learning more about cover crops and successfully integrating cover crops as a forage resource into their current beef and row crop enterprises are invited to attend either of two upcoming field days in Monona or Buena Vista County.