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Updated: 2017-01-16T07:43:25Z

 



8-Year On-Farm Study Reports Improved Yields Following Cereal Rye

2017-01-13T11:30:26Z

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield and actually increased soybean yields in seven site-years and corn yield in two-sites years, according to an eight-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

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Extension Specialists to Present at 2017 Hawkeye Farm Show

2017-01-13T10:48:15Z

Six Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will make presentations during the 2017 Hawkeye Farm Show, Feb. 28-March 2 inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Hall Returns to ISU Extension and Outreach as Dairy Specialist

2017-01-13T09:25:56Z

Fred M. Hall, an Iowa State graduate, is returning to the university as a dairy specialist. He will cover the northwest portion of the state with his office based out of Sioux County.

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Properly Maintaining Trees Can Help Avoid Disasters

2017-01-12T10:01:50Z

On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes.

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Science of Parenting: Punishing vs. Disciplining Children

2017-01-11T15:25:47Z

Punishing children and disciplining children are not the same thing. Human sciences specialists and researchers are exploring the differences between the two approaches in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Yard and Garden: Finding Colorful Trees and Shrubs in Winter

2017-01-11T11:47:49Z

Winter can be a drab time for those who enjoy colorful landscapes. Freezing temperatures and the natural life cycles of plants lead to some drab, boring colors compared to spring, summer and fall. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Signs of Insecticide Resistance Appear in Soybean Aphid Treatments

2017-01-09T15:38:13Z

The "2016 Yellow Book for Soybean Aphid" (CROP 3109) is now available as a free download through the Extension Store. The publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates based on Iowa State University research.

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Youth Practice Design Thinking with FLEx and Photography

2017-01-11T14:23:54Z

The College of Design, the College of Engineering and ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development are engaging young Iowans with design and STEM. Kids have all kinds of opportunities to imagine themselves as designers and scientists, and explore careers.

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Margaret Van Ginkel: One of the Women Impacting Iowa State University

2017-01-09T11:50:08Z

Margaret Van Ginkel, an ISU Extension and Outreach hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance, is making a difference at Iowa State University. She is one of the women being honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics on the 11th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar.
 

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Tree Planting Brings Added Value to Communities

2017-01-09T10:55:13Z

Healthy, properly planted trees can have a tremendously positive impact on urban environments, says Gabbi Edwards, urban forestry specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She specializes in proper planting and pruning of trees, as well as how to select the right tree for an area.

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