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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 13:59

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a field day on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Southeastern Community College, West Burlington. The field day will focus on use of cover crops for erosion control and soil health.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 13:32

Advances in soil-testing research has led Iowa State University Extension agronomists to revise recommendations for phosphorus, potassium and lime.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 08:32

Two informational meetings concerning the presence of emerald ash borer will be held in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 7. The 1 p.m. meeting is for people in the Green Industry and the 6:30 p.m. meeting is for homeowners.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 08:16

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, making this the fourth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 14:17

Mark Tomer, research soil scientist at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, will be the guest presenter during the Iowa Learning Farms' webinar Oct. 16.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 14:46

During National Energy Awareness Month in October, family life specialists talk about getting kids to understand the impacts of their energy use in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:13

A one-day “Beef Facilities Conference” will be held Nov. 21 to share current research findings and discuss building management and cattle performance. The conference will be held at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 09:52

The network of computers that make up the Iowa Environmental Mesonet gathers, collects, disseminates and archives weather observation data under the management of Daryl Herzmann. Thousands of people and computers access the information each day — including the National Weather Service.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 08:57

Members of the extension crops team from Iowa State University responded to producer questions related to the late spring, dry summer and slow crop development by holding meetings in north central Iowa last week. For the benefit of those not attending the meetings, ISU Extension and Outreach has made video recordings of their presentations available online.