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Field Scouting Basics Workshop Is One-day Crop Scouting Course

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:22
Designed for beginning-level crop scouts, as well as those looking to receive a refresher course on crop scouting principles, the course provides hands-on, in-field experience to crop scouts for the 2019 growing season.

Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course Set for Aug. 13-15

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:20
A training course to become a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance designated Preventive Controls Qualified Individual will be held in Ames, Iowa, Aug. 13-15.

Webinar Takes a Look at Why Improving the Soil Pays Dividend

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:03
The Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, April 17, will discuss the importance of soil quality for agriculture production.

Youth Develop Skills by Participating in Crop Scouting Competition

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 16:11
The Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth, open to students in grades 7-12, is an opportunity to learn about and compete using crop scouting skills and principles of Integrated Pest Management.

Questions Frequently Asked about Prevented Planting

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 08:18
Recent flooding has forced many crop producers to reexamine their timeline for planting this spring. Steve Johnson, extension farm management specialist, answers frequently asked questions regarding prevented planting and the options farmers have.

Whittemore Cover Crops and No-till Workshop April 10

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:59
Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till field day on Wednesday, April 10 from 12-2 p.m. at Steier Ag Aviation near Whittemore.

Management Guidance for Flooded Grain

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 08:33
Rapid snow melt this spring has caused instances of stored grain being covered with floodwater. According to current Food and Drug Administration policy, grain inundated by uncontrolled river or stream water is considered adulterated and must be destroyed.

Cover Crop Acres Increase but Rate of Growth Declines in 2018

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:03
According to Iowa Learning Farms 15-year evaluation data, Iowa cover crop acres grew last year by approximately 16 percent, resulting in approximately 880,000 total acres. This represents a 6 percent decline in new cover crop acres compared to last year’s estimate and a 19 percent cumulative decline since 2015.

ISU Extension and Outreach Celebrates National Ag Day

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 15:01
2019 National Ag Day celebrates farmers' contributions to agriculture in our everyday lives. ISU Extension and Outreach is committed to helping farmers grow more sustainable and profitable enterprises through objective, scientific solutions to the issues and opportunities unique to Iowa agriculture.

Hamilton County Cover Crops, No-Till Workshop Is March 28

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:27
Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till workshop on Thursday, March 28 from 12-2 p.m. at Titan Machinery near Williams. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

Cover Crops, Grazing Topics of McNay Research Farm Workshop

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:07
Livestock and row crop producers are invited to learn about Iowa State research findings, Iowa Learning Farm projects and personal experiences from local farmers at the McNay Research Farm workshop March 27.

Cover Crops and No-Till Workshop Is March 26 in Jefferson

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 15:56
Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a cover crop and no-till field day on Tuesday, March 26 from 12-2 p.m. at the Greene County Extension Office. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Available

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:05
The annual report provides progress updates on point source and nonpoint source efforts to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loads leaving the state.

Margins, Fertilizer, Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects Highlighted at Annual Meeting

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:54
The Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, will host its annual meeting on March 7 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Johnson County office.

Green and Black Gram Breeding Program Introduces Crop to Iowa

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:44
A new breeding program at Iowa State is exploring green gram and black gram, also known as mung beans, as a productive and profitable Iowa crop.

Kanawha Annual Meeting to Highlight Corn Rootworm Management

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:43
A growing season outlook and a discussion on corn rootworm management will highlight the annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association, March 6.

Nashua Annual Meeting to Highlight Ag Trade, Water Quality, Research

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:38
Improving water quality and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war will highlight information provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association.

Beginning Field Crop Scouts Encouraged to Attend School March 30

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:52
The day-long program is designed for beginning crop scouts as a preparation for growing season field scouting.

Five States Will Send Youth to Regional Crop Scouting Event

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:49
Five states will offer Youth Crop Scouting Competitions that give students hands-on interaction in scouting for injury and identifying pest and injury problems in crop fields, and culminates with students designing their own effective solutions and management strategies.

Commercial Applicator Pesticide Safety Education Scheduled for Spring 2019

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:53
The ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program will hold a series of commercial applicator continuing instruction course  trainings throughout Iowa during Spring 2019.