J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr.

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Iowa farmers rely primarily on agribusinesses, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and state agencies for their information needs, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

By: J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. and Laura Sternweis

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy recommends that farmers use a number of soil and water conservation best management practices to reduce nutrient loss into waterways. The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers if they were using or considering use of many of those practices.

By: J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. and Grant Wall

The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examined trends in farming practices and strategies since 2013, the year that the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was started. The results indicate that farmers are increasing their use of recommended practices and decreasing use of some practices that are not recommended.

By: J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. and Grant Wall

Farmers favor learning about different types of agricultural information through in-person communication, per responses to the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

By: J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. and Grant Wall

Research shows that to meet the goals of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Iowa farmers will need to increase use of a diverse array of appropriate nutrient management and other conservation practices.

By: J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. and Hanna Bates

The 2017 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll surveyed Iowa farmers to ask them if they have herbicide resistant weeds in their fields, to learn about perspectives on the manageability of major weeds, and to measure their level of concern about herbicide resistance.

By: J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. and Grant Wall

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, the longest-running survey of its kind, is highlighted in a recent ISU Extension and Outreach video.

By: J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. and Paul Lasley

Research by Iowa State University shows that active farmer involvement in watershed management groups and other conservation networks is key to adopting conservation practices like cover crops.

By: J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. and Grant Wall and Laurie Nowatzke