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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.
2018 has been a challenging year for Iowa crop production, which increases the importance of making smart, informed decisions for the success of farming operations. ISU Extension and Outreach will provide agribusiness professionals, industry representatives and farmers with the latest research and developing technologies at the Integrated Crop Management Conference Nov. 28-29.
Iowa's late soybean harvest, caused by prolonged heavy rains in September and early October, has resulted in increased instances of field losses, abnormally high harvest moisture content and moldy soybeans. Combating these issues is difficult, but there are steps farmers can take to improve their crops this fall.
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the regional North Central Integrated Pest Management Center to Michigan State University, with co-direction support coming from Iowa State University. Laura Iles and Daren Mueller represent Iowa State as co-directors.
Lake Geode Watershed Project, in partnership with the Des Moines County Soil and Water Conservation District, Iowa Learning Farms and Southeastern Community College, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4–6 p.m. at the Southeastern Community College Campus.
The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa are partnering to host the second annual Grain Elevator Operations Management Course, Jan. 14-18, 2019, in Ames.
Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.
Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations at the Iowa Organic Conference Nov. 18-19 in Iowa City.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has shuffled its field agronomists; two specialists moved to different regions of Iowa and a new agronomist has been added.