County News

August 10, 2018

The results are in, take a minute and see how everyone did at the 2018 Fair.

June 22, 2018

For landowners and tenants, the new 2017 Cash Rental Rate report in now available.   Either follow and click the attachment for the results, or contact our Bremer ISU Extension and Outreach office in Tripoli.  Our phone number is 319-882-4275.

June 18, 2018

A  new ISU publication reviewed by Dr. Adam Thoms, ISU Turfgrass Specialist,  explains the importance of timing and persistence for a lawns overall appearance.  A former Waverly native and Bremer 4-H’er, this brochure puts the practices in a simple work calendar for homeowners.

June 18, 2018

As one drives around the area, we see a number of evergreens, especially arborvitae, showing winter burn.  A warm spell while the ground is frozen, can cause them to break dormancy and are unable to obtain moisture in the frozen ground.  This is also more prevalent in open, unprotected,  windy areas.

April 19, 2018

We’re blessed here with some of the world’s most fertile soil…………..using practices to protect it for future generations depends upon us.  

April 19, 2018

Click here for the attached annual report  and survey gives ranges and average for many practices from tilling, planting, complete custom farming, to harvesting and machine rental. 

wind turbine
March 8, 2018

A new ISU study looks at windmills and crop affects.

January 26, 2018

Crop Protection Network partners to help farmers with decisions to protect field crops

August 15, 2017

As part of the Upper Wapsipinicon River WMA, Bremer ISU Extension and Outreach is collecting stream water samples from three area creeks….

August 15, 2017

For farmers, having the residual nitrate levels in cornstalks tested over several years can aid in analyzing fertilizer efficiency.  Contact our office for availability.

June 19, 2017

This destructive insect pest can devour leaves in short order….you will notice their feeding pattern by eating between the leaf veins

Spend smart eat smart
April 13, 2017

Iowans can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” has been helping families do so for more than seven years, and a newly designed website makes it even easier.
 

April 4, 2017

A major advantage to using a cover crop is to help retain nutrients from leaching away during the spring  before your grain crop is growing.

Couple working on finances
February 6, 2017

 A little education can make a big difference in setting and reaching financial goals. That’s what Iowans are discovering in "Your Money, Your Future" workshops from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Fairground Plans
January 11, 2017

The Bremer County Fair is known for their dedication to teaching the youth and for having a wide- variety of events. But they're planning for bigger and better.

January 9, 2017

During the winter you can see more of the tree and evaluate where to prune…plus no problem with insects.

December 2, 2016

Cover crops can help soil health, help gather and return nutrients, and aid with reducing soil loss.  Learn more about research and management ideas on the attached articles.

November 15, 2016

Grain submerged by uncontrolled flood waters line we had this fall, has guidelines for those whose crops were affected.

September 14, 2016

Two years of collecting data shows our woodchip bioreactor has significantly reduced tile water nitrates from the Tom Manson Farm north of Tripoli.

May 13, 2016

Check your blue spruces to see if they have brownish-purple needles and many  others are missing from the inside out and the bottom up.   

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