Environment

Local Highlights

November 2, 2018

Tractor spraying pesticides in fieldThe first Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification in Webster Co. will be on Friday, December 7th, at the Clare Community Center beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m.  You do not need to preregister for CIC sessions in Webster County.  If you plan to attend a session in another county, check with that County Extension office about preregistration and the arrival time.  The fee for this program is $20 and will be used to off-set direct expenses & to support the Agricultural and Natural Resources County Extension Program.

November 2, 2018

On December 11th, there will be an all-day workshop focusing on the design and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage.

Statewide Resources

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

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

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

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

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