Environment

Local Highlights

May 22, 2018

Summer Field Day

Weeds, herbicides, cover crops and sulfur fertilization of corn will highlight the summer field day at the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm near Kanawha.

April 23, 2018

The Master Gardener program is looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and gardening.  The program equips participants to grow in knowledge about gardening best practices.  After the training, Master Gardeners volunteer in their community, making significant contributions such as fiving produce to food pantries and demonstrating garden best practices at Iowa's county fairgrounds.

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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