Environment

Local Highlights

November 24, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County will offer the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Continuing Instruction Course for currently certified Private Pesticide Applicators this winter.  Due to social distancing requirements pre-registration is REQUIRED.  More info here. 

December 2, 2020

The annual Pro Ag Outlook and Management meetings will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 concerns.  With a virtual format, participants will be able to hear from five Iowa State Universitye Extension and Outreach Economists.  There will be one speaker each day from 1:00-2:00 p.m. from Dec. 7-11.

November 2, 2020

The Annie’s Alum & Friends Reunion will take place on Monday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Women have two options of attending the program, either virtually via WebEx or in-person at the Delaware County Extension Office.  Pre-registration is required and can be done online at: www.extension.iastate.edu/delaware/content/annies-alum-friends-reunionor by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County Office at 563-927-4201.

November 2, 2020

Clover Crates will hit the library shelves the last week of October, and we are excited to partner with the local libraries for them to make their debut.  The goal of Clover Crates is to keep kids active in reading and promote early childhood literacy while having fun!  The monthly kits will include hands-on activities from our research-based curriculum including all of the materials and supplies necessary to complete, as well as a children’s book!  

November 2, 2020

The local attendance site is 1417 North Franklin Street, Manchester. Due to social distancing requirements preregistration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows.  The course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $35.To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the Delaware County office at 563-927-4201.

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

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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