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Updated: 2016-09-29T03:45:58Z

 



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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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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Slips and Falls on the Farm Can Be Deadly

2016-09-20T10:53:09Z

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.

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Palmer Amaranth Identification Workshop in Central City on Sept. 23

2016-09-20T10:45:33Z

ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a Palmer Amaranth identification workshop Sept. 23 in Central City. This workshop will cover new discoveries of Palmer amaranth across the state, key traits to differentiate the common amaranth species in Iowa from Palmer amaranth, and management in both crop and non-crop areas.

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Iowa Teams Place First, Second in 2016 Regional Crop Scouting Competition

2016-09-14T16:38:28Z

The top two teams of youth from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana state crop scouting competitions competed in the Regional Crop Scouting Competition on Aug. 31 in Boone, Iowa. Both Iowa teams, Clayton County and Kuhlmann Seed, placed first and second at the regional competition.

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Meetings in West Central Iowa Address Palmer Amaranth Infestation

2016-09-13T15:12:59Z

Palmer amaranth has now been confirmed in more than 28 counties in Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host four meetings in the next two weeks focusing on identification, biology and management of Palmer amaranth in conservation plantings and row crop conditions.

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Cover Crop Webinar to Focus on Soil Health, Nitrate Retention

2016-09-09T09:04:59Z

Mike Castellano will share his research on how cover crops can best be managed to maximize benefits during the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

AMES, Iowa – As fall cover crops go into the ground, many farmers have questions about how to best manage cover crops and achieve benefits such as soil health and nitrate retention. Mike Castellano will share his research on how cover crops can best be managed to maximize benefits during the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The webinar is free, and all that is needed to participate is a computer with internet access.

“Future gains in crop production and environmental quality will require a systems approach that integrates many disciplines,” Castellano said. To achieve this vision, Castellano uses expertise in soil science and ecosystem ecology to work with a broad range of scientists, managers and policy makers. Castellano is the William T. Frankenberger Professor of Soil Science and associate professor in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. He has a PhD in soil science from Pennsylvania State University.

The Iowa Learning Farms webinars are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. To log in, go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ilf/ at 1 p.m. on the afternoon of the webinar and log in through the “guest” option. Webinar participants can ask questions during the presentation using the chat function. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the Iowa Learning Farms website for viewing at any time at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.

ILF has hosted a webinar every month since January 2011. To date, there are 68 webinars to view on a wide range of topics including soil erosion, water quality, cover crops and farmer perspectives.

Established in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, encouraging adoption of conservation practices. Farmers, researchers and ILF team members are working together to identify and implement the best management practices that improve water quality and soil health while remaining profitable. Partners of Iowa Learning Farms are the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (USEPA Section 319), Conservation Districts of Iowa, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Water Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit the website, www.iowalearningfarms.org.




Soil Health, Cover Crop Field Day Sept. 15 at Black Hawk Lake

2016-08-29T10:07:25Z

Iowa Learning Farms and partners will host a soil health and cover crop field day at Black Hawk Lake in Lake View on Thursday, Sept. 15.

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Learn about Crop Insects in New Publication, at Farm Progress Show

2016-08-27T11:48:10Z

Farmers, agronomists, and industry have the opportunity to learn about crop insects from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with its new "Getting to Know the Insects" publication and the upcoming Farm Progress Show.

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Corn and Soybean Field Guides Now Combined for Farmer Convenience

2016-08-23T13:33:38Z

The Corn and Soybean Field Guide, produced by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, combines the Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition and the Soybean Field Guide 2nd Edition into one publication for a more efficient version.

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