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Are you an Aronia Berry Fan?

Aronia berries are becoming popular for their health benefits, having a high antioxidant power that may help reduce risk for cancer, heart disease, inflammation and diabetes. In fact, Aronia berries contain higher levels of antioxidants, polyphenols, and anthocyanins than elderberries, cranberries, blueberries, grapes, and most other fruit. Read more about Are you an Aronia Berry Fan?

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The Economics of Aphids Infestations

There are both wingless and winged forms, according to Matt O’Neal, assistant professor, Entomology. He says wingless soybean aphid adults are about 1⁄16 inch in length, pale yellow or green, and have dark-tipped cornicles (tail pipes) near the end of the abdomen. The winged form has a shiny black head and thorax with a dark green abdomen and black cornicles. Read more about The Economics of Aphids Infestations

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High Tunnel Vegetable Production Demonstrated at Farm Progress Show

High tunnels for growing vegetables and fruits are a production technology beginning to dot rural landscapes. More Iowa fruit and vegetable growers are adding high tunnels — also known as hoop houses — to their operations as information about the technology and available USDA funding is shared. Read more about High Tunnel Vegetable Production Demonstrated at Farm Progress Show

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New Soil Health Management Manual, Field Guide and Assessment Card Available

July 29, 2016, 3:19 pm | Mahdi Al-Kaisi

The manual, field guide and assessment card were developed as sources of information for farmers, agronomists and other agriculture professionals managing soils and to provide documentation of how different management practices affect soil. Read more about New Soil Health Management Manual, Field Guide and Assessment Card Available

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Stopping the Spread of Palmer Amaranth, An Aggressive, Competitive Weed View Edit Track

August 15, 2016, 3:25 pm | Robert Hartzler, Brian Meyer

Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties. Read more about Stopping the Spread of Palmer Amaranth, An Aggressive, Competitive Weed View Edit Track

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Corn and Soybean Field Guides Now Combined for Farmer Convenience

August 23, 2016, 1:20 pm | Daren Mueller, Adam Sisson

The Corn and Soybean Field Guide, produced by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, combines the Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition and the Soybean Field Guide 2nd Edition into one publication for a more efficient version. Read more about Corn and Soybean Field Guides Now Combined for Farmer Convenience

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