Proper mowing practices play a vital role in helping to maintain a healthy, sustainable home lawn. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about lawns and lawn mowing.
The annual “Update for Veterinarians” program by Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center features a full day of education and demonstrations focused on beef cattle.The event is May 21 at the Iowa State University McNay Research Farm near Chariton.
Beef management update sessions will be May 20 and May 21 in southern Iowa. Beef producers will learn about fescue management and comparing fall versus spring calving from Dr. Ken Coffey, University of Arkansas, and Joe Sellers, extension beef specialist with Iowa State University.
More than 1,000 teenagers are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus June 24-26 for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. They’ll take part in three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities.
Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation seem to have little effect on yield, according to a five-year study conducted by Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa. Ten Iowa farmers have devoted part of their acres to conduct the study.
Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This is the first decrease shown by the annual survey since 1999. The cash rental rates survey results are available in the ISU Extension and Outreach publication Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2014 Survey.
There are many reasons to plant a tree in Iowa besides to celebrate Arbor Day on April 25, 2014. Trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. This week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share proper tree planting techniques.