The 2015 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers about their willingness to consider planting milkweed and other wildflowers to help improve monarch habitat in the state. Forty-two percent responded that they would consider planting or improving monarch habitat on their land.
Iowa State University faculty in food science and human nutrition are taking their research show on the road this month to four locations in Iowa. They’ll be talking about new trends in nutrition and wellness and sharing the latest research from the university.
A culmination of five years of extensive research through the USDA’s National Program for the Genetic Improvement of Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle will be on display June 11 at the Iowa State University Beef Nutrition Farm.
The regional Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator website, which has been helping farmers determine profitable nitrogen rates since 2005, now has a new URL, a revised nitrogen response trial database, and is more user-friendly for mobile devices.
Iowa’s native snakes play important roles in the state’s ecosystem, often doing more good than harm for a homeowner through their appetite for more problematic rodents and insects. A few simple steps will keep snakes in nature instead of venturing into and around houses.
When people start counting the “extras” they spend their money on, they’re often surprised how quickly the dollars add up. “Your Money, Your Future” workshops help participants understand their spending patterns and make changes to reach their financial goals.
Many parents think they can hide financial stress from their children, but the kids always know – and they’re worried, too. Talking together openly about family finances is a better way to lower everyone’s stress level and also teach kids about money, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Livestock producers and service providers will receive training on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index in nutrient management and manure management plans at June 2 workshop.
With a steady growth in number of growers incorporating cover crops into their production systems, ISU Extension and Outreach will host a field day May 24 to showcase results from experiments using cereal rye cultivars.
The May Iowa Learning Farm webinar will be on Wednesday, May 18 at 1 p.m. This month’s guest speaker is Steven Bradbury, professor of Environmental Toxicology in the Departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology at Iowa State University.
Improving water quality is an emphasis of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. To further the efforts being made in the area, ISU Extension and Outreach is one of the founding members of the Iowa Source Water Ag Collaborative.