Environment

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buck deer with antlers standing in snow
November 30, 2018

Ames, Iowa – Thousands of Iowans will take part in the annual shotgun deer hunting season that begins this weekend across the state. As the season begins, staying informed and taking best-management practices regarding Chronic Wasting Disease is of the upmost importance for all hunters, landowners and deer-consumers.

June 6, 2011

In general, Iowans find Iowa State University Extension resources helpful. But Sometimes a human voice and an immediate response to a question or concern are needed - then Iowans turn to ISU Extension hotlines


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

Statewide Resources

  • The extension fisheries program offers many educational opportunities and prepares fishery educational materials and programs to meet the needs of clients.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

  • 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.

  • Forestry information and resources including an interactive tree identification tool, forest health and sick tree resources and emerald ash borer management recommendations.

  • Water quality program resources including edge of field and in-field practices.

  • Building a culture of conservation by calling attention to the importance of water and soil quality through farming practices.

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

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

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