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Online Course Offers Assistance in Developing Weed Management Plan

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:41
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.

Cover Crop Field Day in Luana Nov. 29

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:58
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.

Hillsboro Cover Crops and Saturated Buffer Field Day Nov. 28

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:38
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.

Algona Cover Crops and Conservation Tillage Field Day Nov. 27

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 09:07
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.

Two Ag Chemical Dealer Update Sessions Planned for December

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 08:26
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.

Study Results Show Significant Nitrate Reduction and Unchanged Crop Yields

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:04
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.

2019 Soil Health Conference Registration Is Open

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 09:35
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.

Design of Drainage Water Quality Practices Focus of Workshop

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 08:57
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.

Cover Crops Field Day Near Agency on Nov. 20

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 14:14
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.

Learn How Cover Crops Are Good for Water Quality and Farmers’ Bottom Line

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:53
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.  

Applying Manure in Unfavorable Conditions

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:43
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.

New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops Are Funded

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 15:23
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.

Integrated Crop Management Conference Offers Information for Smart Decision Making

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:41
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.

Managing Wet Soybeans in a Late Harvest

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:09
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.

Iles and Mueller Represent Iowa State as North Central IPM Center Co-Directors

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:55
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.

Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day Is Nov. 7 at Southeastern Community College

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:37
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.

Advanced Grain Elevator Operations Management Course Offered at Iowa State

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:30
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.

Agronomy in the Field Meetings Will Continue across Iowa This Fall and Winter

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:44
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.

Iowa Organic Conference Highlights Robust Organic Growth

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 08:56
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.

Extension Field Agronomists Change County Assignments

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:56
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.