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ISU Extension and Outreach will be offering a two-day short course focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management to help crop production professionals make sound decisions.
Research by Iowa State University shows that active farmer involvement in watershed management groups and other conservation networks is key to adopting conservation practices like cover crops.
Dry/solid manure applicator certification workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.
Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by ISU Extension and Outreach in January and February 2019 to receive required continuing education.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct a Commercial Manure Applicator training on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Commercial manure applicators can attend the annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements.
As a new agricultural engineering specialist, Dougherty will work with farmers and producers in the northeast portion of the state.
Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current research and crop production information from Iowa State University to help producers make informed decisions for the farming operation.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. about #NoTillb4Beans and #CoverYourBeans. The campaigns were launched by the Conservation Learning Group to highlight the potential for time and money savings with no-tillage and cover crops ahead of soybean.
Herbicide Resistance and Weed Management, an online course offered by ISU Extension and Outreach, provides the tools and resources needed to help farmers and agribusiness design effective long-term weed management plans to help delay the development of herbicide resistance.
Iowa Learning Farms and the Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a cover crop field day, Nov. 29 at the Luana Savings Bank. It is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Lower Skunk Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative and Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and saturated buffer field day on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 12-2 p.m. at the Hillsboro Community Center.
A cover crop and conservation tillage field day Tuesday, Nov. 27, noon-2 p.m. at the Kossuth County Museum is free and open to the entire family. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from local farmers about the benefits of cover crops, choosing seed varieties, innovative application methods, best management practices and opportunities for cost share.
Crop production product updates and recommendations are featured topics at meetings sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Iowa City, Dec. 11 and Ames, Dec. 12.
The results of a five-year study reinforced that cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have no negative effect on yield and result in statistically significant reductions in nitrate concentration in subsurface water.
The third Soil Health Conference will be held in Ames, Iowa, on Feb. 4-5, 2019. The event will consist of two full days of presentations on a wide variety of topics concerning soil health, with invited guest speakers from around the country.
The design and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage will be the focus of a workshop scheduled for Dec. 11 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Cedar Creek Partnership Project and Wapello County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and grazing cover crops field day on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Swanson Farm, rural Ottumwa. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.
Cover crops are becoming more popular, not only as a way to protect soil health and the environment, but to help farmers turn bigger profits. Attend one of three free events in November to learn more.
It is important to make sure best manure application strategies are followed to minimize negative environmental impacts and ensure producers benefit from the manure’s fertilizer value.
Improving the odds of a successful cash crop after cover crops is the aim of several new projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University.