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Updated: 2016-10-21T17:19:56Z


Scout for Corn Molds and Ear Rots This Harvest Season


The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has received several questions from southwest Iowa producers about corn mold this harvest season. Based on producer descriptions of black mold or black dust that becomes airborne when the plants are disturbed, common corn smut is the most likely culprit in many of these cases.


2016 ICM Conference Will Evaluate Ag Economy, Discuss Crop Production Issues


Highlights of the Integrated Crop Management Conference Nov. 30-Dec. 1 will be guest speakers, multiple sessions each hour and the opportunity to network with others in the agriculture industry.


Farm Bill Safety Net Payments Provide Producers Small Cushion


Final data on 2015 county level yields was recently released by the USDA Farm Service Agency. This is the final information needed for calculating payment rates under the Agriculture Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) program.

Sen. Ernst Visits Northeast Iowa Research Farm


ISU Extension and Outreach staff hosted U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst at the Northeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm and Borlaug Learning Center near Nashua on Thursday.


Extension Will Brief Ag Retailers on Crop Production Research, Management Recommendations


The 2016 Ag Chemical Dealer Update meetings are Nov. 22 in Iowa City and Dec. 7 in Ames. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will provide the most up-to-date recommendations and address future crop production challenges.


Webinar to Address Common Misconceptions about Drainage and Water Quality


Throughout the year conservation practices field day attendees have had common questions and misconceptions about water quality and drainage. This webinar addresses those issues.


Iowa Organic Conference Highlights Perennials and Their Benefits


The 16th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be Nov. 13-14 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The conference is a joint effort between Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability.


Palmer Amaranth Identification Workshop Oct. 3 near Chariton


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.


Electrocutions Can Happen in an Instant


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.


Slips and Falls on the Farm Can Be Deadly


Sept.18-24 is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants farmers to focus their attention on potential slips and falls, which can be linked to serious injuries.