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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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Verify Calibration and Distribution When Applying Manure

February 3, 2017, 9:19 am | Kapil Arora, Daniel Andersen

Environmental regulations require producers to make sure manure is being applied to agricultural fields in accordance with their manure management plans. Both distribution of manure and calibrating the applicators are covered in a pair of new ISU Extension and Outreach publications. Read more about Verify Calibration and Distribution When Applying Manure

ISU Extension and Outreach Helps Farmers Utilize Manure Value

November 16, 2016, 10:28 am | Daniel Andersen

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping farmers manage their manure supplies by focusing on environmental stewardship, safe handling and providing crops with the nutrients they need. A new video highlights ISU Extension and Outreach work with this valuable resource. Read more about ISU Extension and Outreach Helps Farmers Utilize Manure Value

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Farmers Reminded to Wait until Soil Temps Are 50 Degrees and Falling before Applying Anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer

October 12, 2015, 12:31 pm | John Sawyer, Elwynn Taylor, Dustin Vande Hoef

Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall. Harvest is progressing rapidly in many parts of the state and officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach said that waiting can help reduce nitrogen loss and better protects the environment. Read more about Farmers Reminded to Wait until Soil Temps Are 50 Degrees and Falling before Applying Anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer

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Iowa Learning Farms Brings New Conservation Station to Farmers

July 5, 2018, 9:06 am | Liz Juchems

Iowa Learning Farms has launched its latest traveling educational trailer. The Conservation Station on the Edge features saturated buffer and bioreactor models to demonstrate how these edge of field practices are installed and how the natural nitrate removal process works. Read more about Iowa Learning Farms Brings New Conservation Station to Farmers

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