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December 17, 2019

Black Hawk County - Dike Public Library, February 12, 2020  - 1:30 PM, Questions call 319-234-6811

See sites for other counties here.

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. There is no fee to attend, but applicators will need to pay certification fees to complete certification requirements. “Iowa law requires confinement site manure applicators to attend two hours of continuing education each year of their three-year certification period or take and pass an exam once every three years,” said Dan Andersen, assistant professor, ISU Ag and Biosystems Engineering and coordinator of the manure applicator certification program.

November 26, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Private Continuing Instruction Courses:
• January 7th - 1:30 PM (Pre-register, Save $5 by calling 319-234-6811)
• January 16th - ALL DAY Crop Advantage - REGISTER ONLINE HERE
• February 5th - 9:30 AM (Pre-register, Save $5 by calling 319-234-6811)
• March 10th - 7:00 PM (Pre-register, Save $5 by calling 319-234-6811)  

ALL Courses will be held at Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College, 1501 Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa Read more

CROP ADVANTAGE (All Day) ONLINE REGISTRATION:
Early registration for each location is $50; late registration made less than seven days prior to the meeting or on-site is $60. Registration includes lunch, printed proceedings booklet, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits. REGISTER ONLINE HERE  or call 515-294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu 

Private Continuing Instruction Courses Registration:
Call Extension Office 319-234-6811 in advance $20. At the door $25. See Brochure 
for Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification

November 14, 2019

Not in Black Hawk County, but see other counties schedule here.  

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

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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