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February 19, 2018 11:38 AM

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 19, 2018 11:27 AM

Researchers have confirmed that Iowa isolates of the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean have shown resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides.

February 19, 2018 11:06 AM

Iowa landowners can learn more about establishing monarch butterfly and other pollinator habitat on their land at an upcoming series of workshops across the state.

February 19, 2018 10:38 AM

Iowa State University is working to ensure that child care centers and homes, preschools, and after-school programs across the state are healthy and safe for all children. An online course developed by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach has provided training to 23,640 Iowa child care providers and early childhood teachers since September 2016.

February 16, 2018 02:15 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach has published the Field Crop Scouting book as an online learning tool for crop scouts and other agricultural professionals in Iowa.

February 16, 2018 01:53 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach will offer a crop scout school March 21 at the Iowa State University Northeast Research Farm near Nashua. The event is an all-day class specially designed for growers and crop scouts with limited scouting experience (0-2 years).

February 16, 2018 11:58 AM

A group of Iowa 4-H youth will come to Ames March 2–3 to be trained as a cadre of leaders for a new STEM curriculum, "Monarchs on the Move." The curriculum will be implemented by 4-H programs in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska and is expected to reach 5,000 youth from rural, urban and suburban backgrounds. 

February 15, 2018 10:50 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Field Crop Scout School Saturday, March 24, at the Field Extension Education Lab near Boone. The day-long course prepares beginning crop scouts to be successful in their field scouting work.

February 15, 2018 09:34 AM

Soybean row-spacing, soybean cyst nematode and a growing season outlook will highlight the annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association. The meeting also will feature an update of research at the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm at Kanawha.

February 14, 2018 01:18 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host its annual Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association meeting on March 1, 2018.

February 14, 2018 11:19 AM

Several species of fruits can be grown successfully in Iowa for home use or commercial sales. However, because of our winter temperatures and local soil conditions, not all fruits or fruit cultivars are adapted to all areas of the state. Find out which ones are best suited for Iowa.

February 13, 2018 03:28 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering fruit tree grafting workshops on March 28, March 29, April 6 and April 7. Participants will hear a presentation on why and how to graft fruit trees by commercial horticulture specialist, Patrick O’Malley and take part in a hands-on apple tree grafting demonstration.

February 13, 2018 12:04 PM

A team of Harrison County farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers, bankers, seed and chemical company representatives, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are addressing the increasing threat of herbicide resistant weeds, including Palmer amaranth.

February 13, 2018 11:01 AM

Three workshops will be held to help growers, industry representatives, local food coordinators, extension staff and county horticulturists learn to manage common challenges in high tunnels while also discussing new advances in high tunnel production.

February 13, 2018 10:31 AM

A new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication titled “Vaccines: Handle with Care” walks readers through procedures that can help keep vaccines safe while waiting to be used.

February 13, 2018 09:06 AM

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program has announced 26 recipients of its Growing Together mini-grant program. The projects will receive more than $90,000 in grant money through SNAP-Education.

February 9, 2018 11:41 AM

Land and input costs for corn and soybean production are expected to decline in 2018, according to research conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 8, 2018 01:42 PM

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 8, 2018 11:43 AM

David Peters, associate professor and extension rural sociologist at Iowa State University, looks at changes in Iowa’s demographic, cultural and social makeup over the last decade.

February 8, 2018 11:13 AM

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.

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