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Rainwater catchment systems for produce irrigation

by Joe Hannan, Commercial Horticultural Field Specialist Rainwater as an irrigation source is continuing to grow in popularity across Iowa. Shawn Shouse and Linda Naeve of Iowa State University designed their first high tunnel catchment system in 2010. Since then the system designs and intricacies have expanded to ever-larger volumes of water collected, collection from … Continue reading Rainwater catchment systems for produce irrigation

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A summer afternoon at Wilson’s Orchard in Solon

by Emily Coll, program coordinator Our ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program and the Iowa Farmer’s Union sponsored the Practical Farmers of Iowa field day, “Making an Orchard Work in Iowa,” one sticky but beautiful afternoon this past July. Our host site was Wilson’s Orchard near Iowa City. Turn-out was fantastic, … Continue reading A summer afternoon at Wilson’s Orchard in Solon