Crops

Local Highlights

October 31, 2019

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Black Hawk and Bremer County Natural Resources Conservation Service, Dry Run Creek Watershed and Miller Creek Watershed, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Thursday, November 21 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Jerry Dove’s farm near Janesville. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. Read more...

August 14, 2019

Become a Master Gardener

APPLY HERE BY AUGUST 15th!
8 Thurday Night Classes, 6:00pm. First Intro Class is August 22 at 6:00pm at the Black Hawk Count Extension.
For more info contact: Steven Eilers, Urban Agriculture Specialist 
seilers@iastate.edu 319-234-6811 

Master Gardener Website

August 8, 2019
Private and Commercial Pesticide Testing for Applicators
 IDALS 2019 TEST DATES for Private & Commercial Applicators for Black Hawk County. 
  May 10, June 14, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13  
  IDALS Private Pesticide Applicator TESTING 10:00 - 2:00pm at Extension See Brochure
 
 
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PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR RECERTIFICATION IN OTHER COUNTIES...CLICK HERE
 
NOTE PESTICIDE APPLICATORS: NOW SIGN UP FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS! Click HERE
July 20, 2019

Dates:  Thursdays….from 8/15-9/26 from 6-9pm

Price $100, Make Check payable to Black Hawk County Extension, 3420 University Ave., Suite B, Waterloo Iowa . 50701

Read more...           Open Registration Form

May 31, 2019

Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will feature a variety of topics hot on producers’ minds.

NASHUA, Iowa – Farmers who attend the annual spring field day at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will get an inside look at popular topics for 2019, including industrial hemp, small grains production and the growing season forecast.

Planned for June 26, the program will begin at 1 p.m. with a talk by Dennis Todey, director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Midwest Climate Hub, regarding his insights on this year’s crop weather. READ MORE

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

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