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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

Iowa Environmental Mesonet Data Used by Thousands Every Day

September 30, 2013, 9:52 am | Daryl Herzmann, Willy Klein, Elwynn Taylor

The network of computers that make up the Iowa Environmental Mesonet gathers, collects, disseminates and archives weather observation data under the management of Daryl Herzmann. Thousands of people and computers access the information each day — including the National Weather Service. Read more about Iowa Environmental Mesonet Data Used by Thousands Every Day

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Rock Your Watershed! Game Teaches about Land Use and Conservation

November 19, 2013, 10:15 am | Jacqueline Comito, Carol Brown

The new online computer game “Rock Your Watershed!” is fun for all ages. It entertains while teaching players about productivity and environmental impacts, based on land management choices on 10 parcels of land within a watershed. Read more about Rock Your Watershed! Game Teaches about Land Use and Conservation

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Spend Less Time in the Heat this Summer – for the Birds

May 25, 2016, 12:41 pm | Adam Janke

Forgoing mowing in spring and delaying summer mowing allows sufficient time for Iowa’s breeding pheasants, quail, meadowlarks and 16 other common species of grassland-nesting birds to raise their young in nests they build during this time of the year. Read more about Spend Less Time in the Heat this Summer – for the Birds

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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