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Local Highlights

June 24, 2020

Nebraska Extension, Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are hosting the third Silage for Beef Cattle Conference, with one major change. This year, the event will be a series of four, hour-long free webinars held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on July 7, 14, 28 and Aug. 4.

June 18, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist Joel DeJong will host three Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Trainings in Northwest Iowa: July 23, July 28 and August 3, 2020. The trainings were canceled earlier this spring due to COVID-19, at which time the recertification training deadline was extended to Sept. 30, 2020. 

January 10, 2020

Due to COVID-19: Before traveling to a training/testing center one should call the site to make sure they will be open.

January 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19: Before traveling to a training/testing center one should call the site to make sure they will be open.

July 1, 2020

Each land leasing and value meeting will focus on current farmland value and lease rate trends, methods for determining fair ag rents for 2021 and farmland lease communication and legalities, including how to write and terminate a lease. Proper social distancing and safety precautions will be taken for each in-person meeting.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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