Environment

Local Highlights

crops
July 12, 2021

Follow these steps to get the most out of your pastures during drought

Lawn and garden
June 16, 2021

Warm and dry conditions are a reason to water lawns

Water Conservation
June 8, 2021

“From the Stream to the Forest: Conservation Practices for Producers and Landowners” will be held June 22 in Floyd and Mitchell counties, in north central Iowa, and includes a visit to the Tjaden family’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program wetland, two riparian forest buffer sites, an upland forest site and an oak savanna.

Master conservationist
May 20, 2021

The Master Conservationist Program is working to “Plant the Seeds of Conservation” in Iowa through an intensive educational curriculum that blends online lessons with inperson field experiences with local conservation leaders and passionate citizens. 

plants, disease, trees, shrubs
April 13, 2021

Virtual workshops will offer a look at common disease and insect issues

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

Statewide Resources

  • Forestry information and resources including an interactive tree identification tool, forest health and sick tree resources and emerald ash borer management recommendations.

  • The extension fisheries program offers many educational opportunities and prepares fishery educational materials and programs to meet the needs of clients.

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

  • Water quality program resources including edge of field and in-field practices.

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

  • Building a culture of conservation by calling attention to the importance of water and soil quality through farming practices.

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

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

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

  • 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.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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