Acreage Living Newsletter
|Remember to Share Iowa Roads This Fall
There is an increase in farm vehicle traffic on Iowa roadways during harvest. So, it is not surprising that this is the time of year when there are also more agricultural collisions on highways and county roads. Because all Iowans share the same roads, it helps to know what to look for.
|Fall Chores on an Acreage
Fall brings with it pleasant temperatures, beautiful leaves and harvest season. It also brings with it the realization that the next season to arrive is winter. Completing fall chores around the acreage will help transition your small farm or acreage into winter.
|Pastureland Grazing Publication Describes Iowa Grazing Practices
In an effort to help Iowa beef producers remain profitable, Iowa Beef Center conducted several grazing and pasture management programs from 2013 to 2018. This six-page publication summarizes the findings of that evaluation to determine the changes in Iowa’s pasture management and to look at the effectiveness of IBC’s various pasture programs.
|Prepare Your Horses and Facilities for Winter
Winter is right around the corner and planning ahead can benefit your horse and prevent difficult repairs when the snow and cold winds are blowing.
|Answers to Common Fall Lawn Care Questions
Every year we seem to get the same questions from the public on lawn care, specifically this time of year when people are disappointed in how their yard held up. While not all of these questions will fit your yard, some of them might. It is our goal that these points help address those questions, and give the knowledge to have a successful growing season.
|Addressing Challenges of Rainwater Catchment Systems for Produce Irrigation
Rainwater as an irrigation source is continuing to grow in popularity across Iowa. Since Shawn Shouse and Linda Naeve of Iowa State University designed their first high tunnel catchment system in 2010, the system designs and intricacies have expanded to ever-larger volumes of water collected, collection from other buildings, and diverter systems for cleaning physical debris prior to water storage.
|Start a Legacy this Autumn
Autumn is a great time to get outdoors, enjoy nature and reflect on the beauty around you. Use this beautiful season to collect and plant seeds to preserve the beauty for future generations. Learn from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s new Forestry Specialist on how to plant a legacy.