The state of Iowa has abundant natural resources. The work of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Natural Resources team to keep these resources thriving is highlighted in a recently released video.
The design and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage will be the focus of a workshop scheduled for Dec. 14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a pair of publications designed to provide information and guidance for anyone thinking of constructing his or her own aquaponics system.
Farmers in the southeast and northwest portions of Iowa are dealing with drought, while those in the north and northeast have seen extensive flooding. Losses due to drought and flooding are insurable under multiple peril crop insurance, and the August issue of Ag Decision Maker seeks to answer frequently asked questions about crop insurance.
The videos, part of the UNKNOW How-to series from ISU Extension and Outreach, are designed as an introduction for people who want to get into aquaponics.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day July 11 that focuses on frost protection of apples using irrigation, sprayer calibration and how the Food Safety Modernization Act affects the crop.
Farmers and their consultants can learn how to improve both farm profits and water quality at a series of field days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach during Nitrogen and Water Week June 27-29.
Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Prairie Rivers of Iowa, will host a cover crop and soil health field day Tuesday, June 13. The 5-7 p.m. field day will be held at the Larry Haren farm, rural Webster City.
KoiGreen Produce and Pond Supplies, located in Ogden, Iowa, uses the water from their ponds stocked with koi fish to water the produce they grow and sell. KoiGreen was able to start its business and purchase many necessary items for its pond thanks to an USDA Farm Service Agency microloan.
Reducing erosion is an important step in improving Iowa’s water quality. Planting cover crops is a proven and practical way to help reduce the loss of nitrogen and phosphorus into the state’s waterways.