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Yard and Garden: Caring for Fruit Trees

February 10, 2016, 11:31 am | Richard Jauron, Kendall Evans

With spring just around the corner, fruit tree owners should start to think about the care of their trees and this year’s fruit crop. The key to a good fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival and pollination. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share tips and practices that improve a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit. Read more about Yard and Garden: Caring for Fruit Trees

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Iowa Learning Farms Webinar to Dig into Earthworms and Soil Health

November 4, 2016, 2:54 pm | Julie Whitson, Jacqueline Comito

Ann Staudt, assistant manager of the Iowa Learning Farms, will discuss ILF’s recent research that analyzes the relationship between earthworm populations, cover crops and overall soil health during the ILF monthly webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. Read more about Iowa Learning Farms Webinar to Dig into Earthworms and Soil Health

Video Explains Mediation for Farmers Facing Financial Difficulties

January 9, 2017, 8:59 am | John Lawrence, Chad Hart

Mediation is an option available to farmers as they work with their creditors to find a mutually beneficial solution to a delinquent secured agricultural debt of $20,000 or more. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has partnered with Iowa Mediation Service to create a video providing information and tips to help farmers better understand the mediation process. Read more about Video Explains Mediation for Farmers Facing Financial Difficulties

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