Environment

Local Highlights

Corn, field and farm
June 4, 2019

The following publications were added or updated in the ISU Extension Store during May.

February 28, 2019

One of the most important management practices for landscape trees is pruning. Winter pruning allows the tree to respond to the wounding early in the spring.

March 28, 2018

After a nationwide search, John Lawrence has been appointed Vice President of Iowa State University's extension and outreach programs.

January 22, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a series of flowcharts to help producers market their food crops, guiding them to the appropriate agencies or departments for regulations, certifications or licenses needed to comply with state rules. Also a helpful tool for growers participating in the ISU Extension and Outreach's Food Safety & Iowa Regulation Training.

February 15, 2017

Check out presentations, and other resources complementing workshops and lectures given at the 2017 Tri-State Local Food Summit at Sinsinawa Mound on February 11th. 

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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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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