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Learn How Plant Disease Prediction Tools Can Inform Your Fungicide Needs

July 24, 2024, 10:00 am | Chris Kick, Alison Robertson

Farmers can predict the types of disease pressure they will face using the National Predictive Modeling Tool Initiative. Specialists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will explain this technology at this year's Farm Progress Show, Aug. 27-29 in Boone.

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Drainage School Helps Make the Connection for Field Tile Industry

July 23, 2024, 10:53 am | Chris Kick, Kapil Arora, Matt Helmers

Installing field tile is a science and those involved rely on careful site preparation, surveying and installation to get the job done right. For 17 years, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has offered the Iowa Drainage School to help educate all involved. This year’s class will be offered Aug. 20-22 at the Borlaug Learning Center in Nashua.

Cover Crop Fact Sheets Explain Options Available to Iowa Farmers

July 22, 2024, 9:06 am | Mark Licht

Thousands of Iowa farmers plant cover crops annually to help reduce soil erosion, increase soil organic matter and suppress weeds. More than two dozen fact sheets are now available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the United States Department of Agriculture to help explain options.

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Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Is Aug. 6

July 18, 2024, 1:58 pm | Ajay Nair

The horticulture team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold the 2024 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station, northeast of Ames.

Yard and Garden: Addressing Problems When Growing Cucumbers

July 18, 2024, 11:42 am | Aaron J. Steil

While relatively easy to grow, cucumbers can have some potential pitfalls. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions to help solve some of the problems gardeners may encounter when growing cucumbers.

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Tandalayo Kidd Named Human Sciences Associate Dean and Extension and Outreach Director at Iowa State

July 11, 2024, 11:14 am | Brittney Rutherford

Tandalayo Kidd has been named associate dean in the College of Human Sciences and director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University. Kidd will provide leadership for the Human Sciences Extension and Outreach areas of aging and caregiving, early childhood education, finance, food safety, mental health, nutrition and parenting beginning Sept. 16.

Forage Field Day Set for Aug. 6 in Eastern Nebraska

July 11, 2024, 10:48 am | Fred M. Hall

Forage Field Day is a regional event that brings together experts, producers and industry professionals to provide field tours and presentations. This year's event will feature a forage specialist from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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