Pruning increases fruit size, promotes better color development, increases sugar content and decreases insect and disease problems.
Learn how to hire and retain quality farm labor by tuning into upcoming dairy webinars.
Pruning landscape trees in late winter has many benefits. Learn more in this month's edition of the Acreage Living Newsletter.
The 2020 National Youth Summit on Agri-Science conference Jan. 9-12 addressed the modern challenges facing agricultural production and the role of researchers, leaders and public advocates, when it comes to feeding future global populations. Ten 4-H youth represented Iowa at the 2020 conference held in Washington, D.C.
A conservation chat with Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig will be the subject of the ILF monthly webinar Feb. 5.
Crop advisers and producers who want to take a deeper look at the principles of soil, soil fertility and nutrient management should consider registering for the two-day Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Short Course Feb. 25-26.
Marshalltown Municipal Transit, with assistance from ISU researchers and students, applied data and knowledge about community transportation needs and services to make positive changes to their public transportation system.
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Audubon and Guthrie counties for the first time. EAB larvae were collected from infested trees in rural Exira (Audubon County) and Casey (Guthrie County). The invasive, tree-killing pest has been found in 71 Iowa counties since 2010.
Scale and mealybugs are two common insect pests on houseplants. Horticulture specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach share information on these pests and how to control their spread.
Is your tax refund the financial highlight of the year? Then it is a valuable resource – one you can use to get ahead, suggests Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
To help producers maximize profits, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting 17 workshops from the end of January through March called Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations: Maximizing Return on Investment.
The 2020 edition of Iowa State University’s Shade Tree Short Course promises another event of professional presentations, demonstrations, certifications and networking.
The second of the four-part winter cow webinar series is set for Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.; participants have the choice of joining the webinar at their own location or at one of nine host sites.
Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer directions for caring for several short term flowering houseplants.
A short course that combines classroom learning and hands-on instruction will be offered by ISU Extension and Outreach Jan. 27.
One-day workshops Jan. 27 and Feb. 11 will help prepare dairy producers and the industry for the possibility of a contagious disease outbreak, such as foot-and-mouth disease.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 12 p.m. with Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, discussing research funded by the center and the impacts of the research.
Jay Harmon was named the director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and associate dean for extension and outreach programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University on Jan. 1.
Terry Houser takes the helm at the Meats Laboratory at Iowa State University as Joe Cordray retires after more than 50 years of professional involvement in Iowa State's Meat Science program. The Meats Laboratory is a leader in educating students and the meat industry – across Iowa and internationally.
Register for the yearlong series by Jan. 15 to participate in the first SowBridge session Feb. 5. SowBridge is designed to improve the understanding and application of various tools and techniques involved in daily care of the breeding herd and piglets.
Dairy and beef producers will learn something new, regardless of experience with calving out cows, when they attend one of two mid-February advanced calving clinics.
Children in child care need safe environments, strong relationships with caring and competent adults, and access to a variety of learning opportunities and materials. That is why ISU Extension and Outreach teaches early childhood professionals how to use Environment Rating Scales -- tools they can use to ensure they are following best practices and providing high quality care.
ISU Extension and Outreach will host Boots in the Barn, a three-part series for women involved in their beef cattle operation, in February and March in Independence.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering an online series for early childhood professionals interested in becoming endorsed as an Eco-Healthy Child Care program. The three-session series begins Jan. 8.
Since 2005, PorkBridge has provided relevant and timely information to grow-finish swine producers and other industry professionals. The 2020 program year series begins on Feb. 6 and continues on an every-other-month for six total sessions.