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Ag Chemical Dealer Meetings to Provide Timely Updates

October 31, 2022, 1:41 pm | Brent Pringnitz

Prepare for the 2023 growing season by attending one of the two Ag Chemical Dealer Update meetings presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on Dec. 13 in Nevada or Dec. 14 in a new eastern location for 2022, the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville.    


Spend Less at Halloween and Other Holidays

October 28, 2022, 10:04 am | Carol Ehlers

It's the time of year when families need to consider budgeting for upcoming holiday spending and eliminating areas of waste, which may include money spent on candy, said Carol Ehlers, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers some simple ways to save money at Halloween or other holidays.

Registration Open for Integrated Crop Management Conference

October 25, 2022, 8:28 am | Brent Pringnitz

The Integrated Crop Management Conference, set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, is once again being presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Yard and Garden: Winter Squash

October 24, 2022, 8:45 am | Aaron J. Steil

Learn more about winter squash and how to harvest and store squash in this week's Yard and Garden article from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Communities May Apply for ¡Salir Adelante! Mini-grants by Nov. 15

October 18, 2022, 8:42 am | Kimberly Greder

Mini-grants are available to help four more Iowa communities implement “¡Salir Adelante! Caminos a Nuestro Futuro (Pathways for Our Future)” with local Latinx youth and their families. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach created this culturally tailored, research-based and evidence-informed curriculum that promotes career and college readiness.


Virtual Program Scheduled for Adult Children Supporting Their Aging, Caregiving Parents

October 17, 2022, 8:55 am | Malisa Rader

When Mom is taking care of Dad or another loved one, who takes care of Mom? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “Caregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging” to help adult children gain the skills they need to support their aging, caregiving parents. The virtual workshop will be held via Zoom on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required.


Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Soybean

October 12, 2022, 1:05 pm | Alena Whitaker

Prashant Jha, weed specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss precision and sustainable weed management solutions in corn and soybean production systems during the Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar Oct. 19.


Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance Risks and Mitigation

October 7, 2022, 2:01 pm | Alena Whitaker

Graduate student to discuss the characteristics of antimicrobial resistance as a pollutant, its relationship with agricultural production and methods researchers use to track antimicrobial resistance within the broader environment.


Yard and Garden: Ornamental Grasses

October 7, 2022, 12:30 pm | Aaron J. Steil

Ornamental grasses are low-maintenance perennials that generally do well in Iowa. Learn what species to consider and tips for success in this article from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Iowa Youth Experiment with Growing Crops on the Moon

October 6, 2022, 11:15 am | Maya Hayslett, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

Iowa youth will participate in a global research effort to grow crops on the moon thanks to collaboration between the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, Iowa 4-H and the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management Program.

2023 Garden Calendar Tackles Popular Garden Myths

October 6, 2022, 11:05 am | Cynthia Haynes, Aaron J. Steil

The new garden calendar from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides research-based gardening information and highlights important dates. It also addresses "garden lore," common gardening misconceptions or myths.


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