County News

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October 30, 2018

ISU Soil Fertility specialists Antonio Mallarino and John Sawyer released an updated version of the ISU publication titled “A General Guide for Crop Nutrient and Limestone Recommendations in Iowa” in 2013. Since we are likely looking at narrow margins again for 2019, we need to look carefully at crop costs. If you are cutting expenses on soil fertility, you need to do that wisely, and this research can help you make some of those tough decisions. Knowing the soil fertility of your soil through soil testing is the key for good decisions, but interpretation of those numbers is the next critical step. A copy of this publication, which can be vital on interpreting these results of your soil tests, is available free at this website: https:// store.extension.iastate.edu/product/5232.

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October 30, 2018

Help us celebrate "CYDAY Friday" with the Crawford County Cinema IV.  Time 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on November 2, 2018.  Bring in a TAP item for your admission to the movie Small Foot or Goosebumps 2.

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October 17, 2018

With crop harvest underway, many Iowa farmers are planning to or considering planting cover crops this fall. There are several federal and local funding sources available for both new and experienced cover crop users. This article discusses an exhaustive list of programs available for cover crop users and provides interested farmers and landowners links to online resources

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October 17, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Crawford County will be offering a Babysitting Clinic to all 10-14 age individuals on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The clinic will be held at Norelius Public Library, 1403 First Ave South, Denison.
 
By attending the clinic, youth will learn how to be a responsible babysitter! They will learn about CPR/First Aid Training, Infant Care, Child Development and safety concerns for different ages of kids. There will be guest speakers as well. 

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October 8, 2018

Precipitation since January 1– The following is a table I put together from the Iowa Mesonet, IEM Climodat Station Monitor website, with several NW and WC weather station reports from so far this season. If you want to alter dates of information, go to the website, select the station you want, and alter the dates you wish to review.  More is available at that link than just rainfall. It is hard to believe that the Sibley station will likely surpass 50 inches this week, and about twice what is normal. By the way, "Climo" would be the average for this station through October 7.

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October 4, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Crawford County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

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September 24, 2018

Last month, we began a discussion on boosting freezer skills to help maximize savings, reduce food waste, and decrease meal preparation stress. 

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September 24, 2018

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2018 Food and Health Survey reported consumer confusion about food and nutrition. Eighty percent of survey respondents stated they have come across conflicting information about food and nutrition, and 59% state the conflicting information makes them doubt their food choices.

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September 24, 2018

Erika Lundy has been hired as a beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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September 6, 2018

The Strengthening Families Program is for families with 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th graders. This highly active program addresses life skills in youth, conflict resolution, effective parenting styles, and promotes positive family communication in interactive and fun ways

August 22, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program hosted its eighth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on July 30 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone, Iowa.

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August 22, 2018

With the drought and floods in 2018 (Figures 1 and 2), there has been some discussion on the income tax treatment of crop insurance proceeds. Some people may have sold the 2017 crop in 2018 and are concerned about the doubling of income if they also received their crop insurance payments in 2018 as well. It is possible to defer the crop insurance to the year following harvest, but certain criteria have to be met.

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August 22, 2018

Freezing foods can maximize savings, reduce food waste and decrease meal preparation stress.  Here are a few tips to ensure quality and safety.

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August 22, 2018

Intermittent fasting (IF)—the practice of abstaining from food for limited periods—is growing in popularity as a dieting fad. Two main types of IF are the 5:2 diet and time-restricted feeding. On the 5:2 diet, a person eats normally five days of the week and then eats just one meal a day on two nonconsecutive days. Time-restricted feeding involves fasting for about 16 hours a day, with an 8-hour eating window, usually from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

August 16, 2018

There will be a free Beef Quality Assurance training held at Dunlap Livestock Auction in Dunlap, Iowa on Wednesday, August 29th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. A meal will be provided by Dunlap Livestock Auction beginning at 5:30pm. Please pre-register by August 27th by calling the Crawford County Extension Office at (712) 263-4697

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August 10, 2018

Tree-killing pest confirmed in Crawford, Delaware and Page counties.

Tim Christiansen
August 6, 2018

Tim Christensen has joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a farm management specialist.

Christensen, who has worked at Iowa State as an agricultural specialist since 2015, will cover the counties of Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon and Guthrie for ISU Extension and Outreach.

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August 6, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the next in its Focus on Nitrogen: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Profit and Minimum Water Quality Impact workshop series on Aug. 21 at the ISU Northwest Research Farm near Sutherland. The workshop is part of a statewide series of events this summer and fall that focus on managing nitrogen.

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August 6, 2018

Corn Growth and Development– It appears to me that corn development is ahead of normal. I went to the U2U Growing degree calculator today, selected Sioux County, assumed a May 5 planting date with a 108 day hybrid just to see what date it predicts for maturity. By the way, it uses weather station data until today, then a short term forecast followed by average weather past the short-term forecast. That model predicts black layer on September 10. If so, it looks like harvest will be early this year. Go to that website, select your county, planting date, and hybrid maturity days to see the prediction for your fields.

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