Local Highlights

October 29, 2019

The meeting will last approximately three hours. No pre-registration or registration fee is required. More than 50 similar meetings will be held statewide in November and December.
For more information, please contact the Story County Extension office at (515) 382-6551.

October 18, 2019

On October 16, 2019, Story County Extension and Outreach offered the Roadside, Forest, and Aquatic Pest Management continuing instruction to 51 applicators in the Boone, Story, and Jasper county areas.

July 3, 2019

Integrated Crop Mangaement provide resources for farmers to estimate potential yield loss from high winds. 

March 14, 2019

2019 Custom Rates are available!

pesticide applicatorss
March 13, 2019

Save the dates for this FALL! Plan to attend for your PCIC 

Protect your sensitive crop or honeybee apiary site.

Click the logo below to learn how to register on the Iowa Sensitive Crops Registry using FieldWatch!

Special Dicamba Training will begin in 2018.


Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Iowa Agribusiness Association are working to provide a listing of all approved auxin-specific training.
Click here to view the scheduled trainings.

Crop Production Resources

Need to report a pesticide off target complaint?

Report to the Pesticide Bureau of IDALS
Information Brochure

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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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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