Environment

Local Highlights

April 30, 2015

Contributed by  University of Illinois Extension.

April 16, 2015

New Detection of Invasive Pest Discovered in Rural Dallas County

February 23, 2015

Meeting state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements can be as easy as pulling out a smartphone or tablet for producers and agribusinesses, thanks to an app Iowa State University helped develop.

February 11, 2015

“Audio storytelling via podcasts is an excellent way of getting at unique perspectives on those people driving conservation and water quality initiatives in Iowa,” said Comito. “We think the material will be engaging to farmers and all Iowans.”

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

Statewide Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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