County News

June 4, 2018

Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners. A more realistic approach is to minimize weed populations through various control measures. 

May 31, 2018

Follow these tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting.

May 31, 2018

Producers considering changes to crop rotation should pay attention to the impact it has on manure management plans.

May 17, 2018

Home gardeners often have questions about how to manage foliage and bulbs after spring blooming. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about daffodil care.

May 17, 2018

Rental rates for Iowa farmland increased for the first time since 2013, according ot the results of the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 10, 2018

Swing into summer with Ida County 2018 summer camps! We are offering a wide range of camps this summer for ages K-8. For more information or to register please call the Ida County Extension Office at 712-364-3003 or email ljohnk@iastate.edu. 4-H Foundation grant applications available for 4-H'ers to help defray the costs of summer camps. 

May 10, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms monthly webinar May 16 will discuss incorporating cover crops into a farm lease. Farm management specialist Charles Brown will lead the noon discussion.

May 10, 2018

A lawn's overall appearance is directly related to the maintenance provided. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on lawn mowing this week.

April 27, 2018

Garden geraniums are popular flowering plants, easy to grow and provide color in the garden from May to frost.

April 27, 2018

In response to its first call for proposals on beef research projects, Iowa Beef Council this week announced the approvial of eight of those proposals, five of which are from campus and field-based faculty and staff associated with Iowa State University and Iowa Beef Center.

April 16, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on suitable locations, good varieties and proper planting of tomatoes.

April 16, 2018

Financial well-being doesn't mean the same thing to everyone. Iowans can explore their sense of financial well-being during "What about Me? My Well-being," a workshop series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 16, 2018

Asparagus plantings will produce good crops for 15 to 20 years if planted in a favorable location and good cultural practices are followed. Learn how to start an asparagus patch.

April 3, 2018

Trade issues between the United States and China have already impacted pork experts from Iowa and there is concern that an escalation of tariffs between the countries could affect soybean exports as well. These potential concerns for Iowa farmers, and more, are examined in a new policy brief from Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.

April 3, 2018

April showers bring May flowers, according to common songs, poems and nursery rhymes. "However, April showers also bring frin-filled puddles, squishy mud, earth worms and a host of other rich outdoor learning experiences for children," says CIndy Thompson, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 3, 2018

Most soils in Iowa are well suited for vegetables, flowers and turf; a few may have special problems needing correction before planting. 

March 28, 2018

After a nationwide search, John Lawrence has been appointed vice president for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Lawrence, who has been serving as interim vice president since March 2017, previously served as associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of extension and outreach. He will begin serving in the permanent role immediately.

March 28, 2018

An overall decrease of 5.6 percent for custom work can be expected in 2018, according to results of the 2018 Custom Rate Survey, conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 12, 2018

Stop, breathe and talk are three simple words that together can have a big impact in everyday parenting, says Lori Hayungs, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 12, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on growing cabbage in the home garden.

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