Local Highlights

March 8, 2021

Questions about becoming a Monroe County Master Gardener? Contact the Monroe County Extension office at 641-932-5612 today!

Keep Palmer amaranth off YOUR farm-- Workshop offered by Monroe Couty Extension

On March 7th, 2017, the Monroe County Extension Office will be offering a Palmer Amaranth Workshop.  The workshop will include:

  • Update on Palmer Amaranth infestations in Iowa
  • Key identification traits to differentiate Palmer amaranth other amaranths in Iowa
  • Information on management in crop and non-crop areas

2.0 CEUs will be offered for Cerfified Crop Advisors. Please Register by March 2 with the Monroe County Extension Office at 641-932-5612. There is no cost to attend the worshop. Lunch will be sponsored by the Monroe County Farm Bureau.

Contact ISU Extension Field Agronomist, Rebecca Vittetoe, at 319-653-4811 or for information.



Farm Custom Rate Survey

Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2005 Survey

Southeast Iowa Crops Newsletter

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

Statewide Resources

  • A multi-tiered effort to study and analyze the impact of agricultural management practices on surface and subsurface drainage, from both a water quality and quantity perspective.

  • Your source for integrated crop management resources curated by extension agronomists, entomologist and plant pathologists.

  • 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.

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

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

  • The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) is a cutting edge grain quality research and information program. The interdisciplinary project performs the "rapid response function" at ISU for the grain industry. 

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

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

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

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • 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.

  • 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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