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ServSafe®
December 28, 2019

For restaurants, foodservice managers and workers, ServSafe® is the food safety certification course developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is one of several recognized by the Conference on Food Protection. The 8-hour course concludes with a certification exam. Iowa regulations require the person in charge of a foodservice to have demonstrated knowledge of food safety principles; ServSafe® certification is one way to demonstrate this knowledge.

Pesticide Record Keeping App
November 20, 2019

The Muscatine County Extension Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification program  will be offered for 2019-2020 at the Muscatine Community College in Muscatine, Iowa. 

NOTE THIS CHANGE OF LOCATION.

2020 Farm Bill Decisions
November 19, 2019

ISU Extension and Outreach will host a "2020 Farm Bill Decisions" program on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss important considerations for Iowa farmland owners and operators.  The approximately 3 hours in length meeting will be held at the Durant community Center in Durant, Iowa.  

Upcoming Iowa State University Extension and Outreach meetings will provide guidance for Iowa farmland owners and operators reviewing their options under the 2018 Farm Bill.  Farmland owners and operators have the opportunity to make a new decision on their enrollment and election between the commodity programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC). 

We are moving!
August 31, 2019

We have exciting news to share!  The Muscatine County Extension Office has moved.  Find out how you can be a part of this exciting new adventure!

Pesticide Safety Education Program
October 2, 2019

Dates for Certified Commercial Pesticide Safety Education Program for applicators Continuing Instructional Courses are available. Please check with the Muscatine County Extension Calendar for the CIC's that will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.

East-Central and Southeast Iowa Crop Information

This website contains current information for producers and agri-businesses regarding the agronomic crops grown in the Iowa counties of Benton, Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Scott, Tama, and Washington. Included are cultural, disease, insect, weed, fertility, and tillage issues related to corn, soybeans, hay, and small grains.

In addition, localized private and commercial pesticide applicator information is available here as well as information on field days and meetings.

East-Central and Southeast Iowa Crops

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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop 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.

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

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

  • 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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