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Updated: 2017-06-27T00:23:09Z


Maya Hayslett Named Crop Sciences Youth Educator for Iowa State University


Maya Hayslett has been hired as the new crop sciences youth educator and will be working closely with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources programs to provide leadership and direction for the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Crop Science-STEM priority topic area.

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Iowa State Scientists Add to Knowledge of Phosphorus Dynamics in Cover Crop, Runoff Study


A multidisciplinary team of scientists at Iowa State University has completed two years of a long-term field study to better understand the impacts of cover crops on nutrient loss with surface runoff.

Management of European Corn Borer Difficult without Hybrid Traits


Today some farmers, in an effort to lower costs as commodity markets remain low, have started planting corn without the Bt traits that have proven so effective against European corn borer and other caterpillars - and they are now having questions about the biology, life cycle and management of European corn borer.

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Tour Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm during June 22 Field Day


ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will lead demonstrations and discussions during the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm annual spring field day June 22.


Learn About Leasing Arrangements at Farmland Leasing Meetings


ISU Extension and Outreach will host farmland leasing meetings during July and August to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.


Learn How to Identify, Diagnose Corn and Soybean Issues this Growing Season at the Field Diagnostic Clinic


Crop advisors, agronomists and agribusiness professionals are encouraged to take a day this summer to learn about and improve their knowledge of diagnostics and identification of common issues in corn and soybean fields at the Field Diagnostics Clinic, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day June 21


Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host its annual spring field day June 21. The event will provide information on a wide range of subjects, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists leading demonstrations and discussions.


Iowa State, Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Sponsor Summer Field Day


Information on crop management, insecticide resistance of soybean aphids, sudden death syndrome in soybeans and sulfur fertilization of corn will highlight the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm’s summer field day.

Field Day to Showcase Cereal Rye Cultivar and Planting Date Effects


ISU Extension and Outreach will host a field day June 1 to showcase results from experiments using cereal rye cultivars.

Organic Agriculture Grows in Iowa


Farmers looking to transition to organic production need specialized training that can be provided through an Iowa State University course titled Transitioning to Organic Agriculture. The 16-week course was taught during the Spring 2017 semester by Kathleen Delate, professor and extension organic specialist in horticulture and agronomy.