Local Highlights

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December 6, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the Crop Advantage Series at 14 locations across Iowa during January . Each year the Crop Advantage Series provides the latest research information on crop production. Registration for the 2018 Crop Advantage Series is now open! 

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September 23, 2013

Crawford County offers Commercial Pesticide Applicator Trainings in Denison beginning in October.

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March 21, 2018

Beekeeping has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years as more people purchase hives for their homes and farms. Zack Koopman, ISU Agriculture Specialist, will lead a two-hour ‘Beekeeping Basics’ course designed to introduce the fundamentals of beekeeping and help attendees decide if this hobby is right for them.

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March 5, 2018

Fungicide Resistance –We knew that states near Iowa had reported some fields where fungicide resistance had been identified. Now plant pathologists at Iowa State University and University of Kentucky have confirmed that isolates of Cercospora sojina, the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean, have shown resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides in some Iowa fields. You can read more at  Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Resistance Confirmed in Iowa Soybean

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March 1, 2018

Crawford County will offer the Certified Handlers Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The program will be shown across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

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

  • 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.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

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

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

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

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

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

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