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Updated: 2016-09-29T16:09:08Z

 



Heavy Rains a Reminder that Proper Construction Protects Ponds

2016-09-29T14:16:33Z

Rainy periods like this fall test the integrity of ponds and there isn’t much you can do solve problems in the middle of a downpour. The best course of action is proper construction.

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Iowa Youth Compete in Skill-a-thons at Iowa State Fair

2016-09-29T13:47:35Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held three skill-a-thons at the Iowa State Fair this year, with 231 youth from 51 Iowa counties participating. Skill-a-thons were held for goat, sheep and swine.

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Yard and Garden: Overwintering Geraniums for Spring Replanting

2016-09-29T08:52:37Z

Geraniums are beautiful plants which add color and vibrant detail to any landscape. However, they are ill-equipped to survive harsh winter conditions. There is a solution: Geraniums can be taken indoors and overwintered, then replanted in the spring.

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Palmer Amaranth Identification Workshop Oct. 3 near Chariton

2016-09-28T16:08:13Z

Farmers, crop consultants and those interested are encouraged to attend the Palmer amaranth identification workshop on Oct. 3 near Chariton, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists Rebecca Vittetoe and Aaron Saeugling.

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Iowa Farm Financial Conditions Shown in New Report

2016-09-26T14:51:32Z

A new report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines the financial performance of Iowa farm businesses in 2015. Economist Alejandro Plastina used farm level data for the analysis of farm income, wealth, financial liquidity, farm size, enterprise mix, financial structure, financial performance and efficiency and farm program payments.

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Human Sciences Staff, Faculty Receive NEAFCS Awards

2016-09-26T14:36:59Z

Several human sciences staff and faculty members with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Using social marketing to promote healthy eating

2016-09-26T11:31:14Z

Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk. That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

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Micronutrients Play Large Role in Keeping Plants Healthy

2016-09-23T11:20:01Z

A new publication looks at the small, very small, things in the soil that play a huge role in plant growth and development. The author, Ajay Nair, encourages growers to test soils regularly - preferably in the fall.

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Extension and Outreach Personnel to Receive 2016 Iowa State University Awards

2016-09-22T15:31:16Z

Five Iowa State University Extension and Outreach personnel will receive Iowa State University awards. Denise Schwab, Robert Dodds, Jon Wolseth, Daniel Morrical and Larry Tranel will be recognized during the university’s awards ceremony Monday, Sept. 26 on campus in Ames.

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Electrocutions Can Happen in an Instant

2016-09-22T09:51:54Z

This is the time of year when oversized, tall equipment such as portable grain augers and combines are moved from place to place on the farmstead, ISU Extension and Outreach wants to remind everyone to look up and avoid contact with power lines to prevent farm injuries and deaths.

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