County News

August 30, 2018

Proper lawn care in fall helps ensure an attractive, healthy lawn next season. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists share tips on fall lawn care practices, including controlling broadleaf weeds, mowing, fertilizing and aerating. 

August 27, 2018

Soybean gall midge has been found in 12 Iowa counties

A forum will be held Sept. 5 to discuss a new insect threat that is being found in Iowa. The forum on soybean gall midge will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Lewis.

August 15, 2018

During July and August, farmland leasing meetings will be held throughout Iowa at various locations. Each workshop attendee will receive a booklet of reference materials for farm leasing arrangements. Workshops will last 2 1/2 - 3 hours and will be led by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm management specialists. The 2018 meetings will focus on farmland ownership information, trends in land values and rental rates, and issues impacting rental rates for the next year in Iowa agriculture.

August 9, 2018

Christensen, who has worked at Iowa State as an agricultural specialist since 2015, will cover the counties of Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon and Guthrie for ISU Extension and Outreach.

August 9, 2018
Tree-killing pest confirmed in Crawford, Delaware and Page Counties
July 26, 2018

 There are challenges to keeping Iowa lawns green throughout the summer. This week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists address issues that add undesirable color to lawns – specifically yellowish orange and brown.

June 25, 2018

A destructive pest of ash trees has now been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties. The emerald ash borer, an exotic pest from Asia, was first found in Iowa in 2010 and has now been detected in 61 Iowa counties.

June 21, 2018

Preteens are experiencing a lot of change: physical change as their bodies start to develop, emotional change from the stress of all their new experiences and social change as their friends become increasingly important to them.

April 19, 2018
Four new Crop Protection Network publications available
through ISU Extension Store
April 18, 2018

Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

March 14, 2018

Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for widespread adoption of the practice

February 23, 2018

Due to beneficial weather conditions that increased kernel fill last fall, producers need to take precautions to mitigate corn spoilage this spring.

February 23, 2018

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.

February 9, 2018

Iowa gardeners can have an early breath of spring by forcing branches of spring flowering trees and shrubs into bloom. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on forcing blooms indoors.

February 9, 2018

Survey shows farmers concerned about the spread, management of weeds

The 2017 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll surveyed Iowa farmers to ask them if they have herbicide resistant weeds in their fields, to learn about perspectives on the manageability of major weeds, and to measure their level of concern about herbicide resistance.

February 9, 2018

Pork producers can learn about building ventilation through a series of “Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System” workshops offered by Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 9, 2018

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how producers can reduce yield impact and disease risks when using cover crops on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.

February 9, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released an updated version of the “Soybean Diseases” (IPM 4) publication to help farmers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for disease threats to soybean production in Iowa.

 
 
December 14, 2017

Farmers and crop advisers will hear about current research and crop production information from Iowa State University at the 2018 Crop Advantage Series. The series of meetings will be held at 14 Iowa locations Jan. 3-26 with ISU Extension and Outreach specialists providing updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues.

December 6, 2017

Corn and soybean yields in 2017 were higher than expected, resulting in the largest grain surpluses in recent years.

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