Dan Anderson and Jay Harmon from Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering discuss the dangers of gases that can be released when agitating and pumping liquid manure. They offer strategies for safe agitation and ventilation.
As spring approaches, precautions should be taken by those using Iowa's frozen bodies of water.
The risks of hydrogen sulfide in swine operations have been known for years, but beef operators also need to be aware of the dangers this gas can pose.
If dry field conditions persist, the potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material.
The leading causes of agricultural fatalities are tractor overturns, runovers and collisions. The tragedy is that the majority of these are preventable with the addition of rollover protective structures, using safe tractor practices and adequate marking.
Some children are more sensitive to scary stories in the news or may worry about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children.
This is the time of year when oversized, tall equipment such as portable grain augers and combines are moved from place to place on the farmstead, ISU Extension and Outreach wants to remind everyone to look up and avoid contact with power lines to prevent farm injuries and deaths.
On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes.
Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.
Rainy periods like this fall test the integrity of ponds and there isn’t much you can do solve problems in the middle of a downpour. The best course of action is proper construction.