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Publications Focus on Plan, Safety of Prescribed Burns

April 12, 2011, 8:59 am | Jesse Randall, Christopher Weishaar

Three publications from Iowa State University Extension aim to help educate and instruct land stewards on the proper and safe methods for carrying out a prescribed burn, a useful tool to achieve specific land management goals and objectives. Read more about Publications Focus on Plan, Safety of Prescribed Burns

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Sustainable Landscape Designs and Water Features Detailed in New Publications

April 1, 2011, 8:14 am | Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Willy Klein

ISU horticulture specialists offer expert advise on creating a sustainable home landscape and on adding a water feature to outdoor living spaces in two new publications available through ISU Extension. Read more about Sustainable Landscape Designs and Water Features Detailed in New Publications

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Detected in Iowa

February 24, 2011, 10:09 am | Laura Jesse Iles, Willy Klein

The Iowa State University Extension Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (ISU-PIDC) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed that a single dead specimen of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, was recently collected in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and submitted to ISU PIDC for diagnosis. Read more about Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Detected in Iowa

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ISU Extension Course for Those Interested in Producing Foods for Personal Use

March 2, 2011, 11:00 am | Andy Larson, Jennifer Bousselot, Willy Klein

Homegrown Lifestyle is for people living on a large lot or a small acreage with visions of producing food for their own use and practicing land stewardship, but aren't sure how or where to start. Read more about ISU Extension Course for Those Interested in Producing Foods for Personal Use

Weed Identification Guide Available Electronically

November 7, 2011, 12:55 pm | Daren Mueller, Willy Klein

The popular Weed Identification Field Guide is now available electronically as an e-book and, for the first time, downloadable on iPad. The publication is distributed by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, has sponsored the capability for users to download the electronic versions for no charge.
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Review and Quiz Modules for Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Now Available

February 20, 2012, 2:13 pm | Betsy Buffington, Willy Klein

A new CD, the Iowa Core Companion, now is available to assist those preparing for the commercial pesticide applicator core exam. It provides review and practice quizzes for a better understanding of the material covered in the Iowa Core Manual. Read more about Review and Quiz Modules for Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Now Available

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Protect Ponds From Too Much “Moss”

April 19, 2012, 8:39 am | Allen Pattillo, Willy Klein

The warm, early spring weather soon will encourage vegetative growth in the nutrient-rich waters of Iowa ponds. Pond owners need to know that wherever there is sunlight, water and nutrients, there will be some sort of plant growing. Effective management involves manipulating one or more of these elements to reduce or eliminate aquatic plants. Read more about Protect Ponds From Too Much “Moss”

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Control Snakes on a Home Property

April 24, 2012, 4:14 pm | Rebecca Christoffel, Christopher Weishaar

Warm spring weather brings out many critters, including some that homeowners may not like to see in their yards — snakes. While there is no 100-percent effective snake deterrent, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on making a home landscape as “snake-free” as possible. Read more about Control Snakes on a Home Property

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Wildlife: Prevent Birds from Flying into Windows and Doors

May 3, 2012, 1:14 pm | Rebecca Christoffel, Christopher Weishaar

Spring is in the air, which also brings nesting time for Iowa’s songbirds. While many homeowners enjoy seeing and feeding the birds, it can be disconcerting for homeowners who have birds fly into glass doors or windows again and again. An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist offers suggestions for dealing with this problem. Read more about Wildlife: Prevent Birds from Flying into Windows and Doors

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