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Local Highlights

manure applicator equipment
September 17, 2020

Learn how to maximize nutrient availability of applied manure for upcoming crops, through proper handling and application to the land, during a virtual field day.

counseling session between two people
September 4, 2020

Iowa communities, schools, and families are all facing unprecedented stressors and uncertainty imposed by Covid-19, drought conditions and the recent derecho. Resources are available to help recognize warning signs of such stress.

August 20, 2020

Here is a list of upcoming available 60 minute virtual updates, happening on Monday evenings, that you can register for and attend online regarding recovery and staying resilient during these times.

cover crop
August 13, 2020

Here is some information from the ISU Seed Laboratory to assist you in the process of getting your cover crop seed tested!

June 23, 2020

Attention all Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators. Our office is open and we are ready to accomodate those of you who still need to renew your training certification for this year.

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

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

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

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • 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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