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Monday, May 13, 2013 - 09:59

Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists.

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 09:13

Tony Toigo and Patti Cale-Finnegan will discuss Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Projects during the Iowa Learning Farms’ webinar Wednesday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m..

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 14:19

There is still time to register for the remaining Eco Family Virtual Conference sessions.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 08:36

The Conservation Reserve Program Readiness Initiative is offering a pair of workshops on CRP topics. The first workshop on wildlife habitat development will be June 17 and the second course on CRP mid-contract management will be June 18.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:21

Iowans preparing for and recovering from both natural disasters -- drought and flooding -- have easy access to information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 16:20

The Iowa Gypsy Moth Management Team will conduct public meetings in northeastern Iowa on April 16 and April 17 to discuss gypsy moth management actions for summer 2013. The meetings are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 14:42

Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Thursday April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnson’s Restaurant, Elkader. The workshop will focus on cover crop management for soil health and erosion control. The workshop includes a visit to the Gary Kregel farm near Elkport.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 14:18

Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Monday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dordt College Agricultural Stewardship Center, near Sioux Center. The workshop will focus on cover crops for erosion control, grazing and soil health.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 15:50

To see if nonpoint source loan programs were making a difference, Iowa Clean Water State Revolving Fund staff contacted Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help conduct an evaluation. Extension sociologist J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. led the research team and results of the study have been published.