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Updated: 2017-04-26T04:47:06Z

 



One-Day Field Scouting Basics Course for Corn and Soybean Crop Scouts

2017-04-21T09:36:14Z

The Field Scouting Basics Workshop, designed for beginning-level crop scouts, provides hands-on, in-field experience to crop scouts for the 2017 growing season.

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Cover Crops Reduce Loss of Nitrogen and Phosphorus to Waterways

2017-04-17T10:03:06Z

Reducing erosion is an important step in improving Iowa’s water quality. Planting cover crops is a proven and practical way to help reduce the loss of nitrogen and phosphorus into the state’s waterways.

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Agronomy in the Field Classes for Women to be Held at FEEL

2017-04-13T16:23:22Z

Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session workshop being offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women who are interested in learning more about agronomy.

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Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases Focus of ISU Extension and Outreach

2017-04-13T10:31:29Z

Four extension specialists are highlighted in the video “Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases." They show how they are working to keep pests from harming Iowa farmers.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping Iowa farmers manage weeds, insects and diseases in their fields.

Pest management is key to high yields and quality grain. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists are working to provide the tools and resources farmers need to manage those pests. And the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can help farmers and homeowners alike identify diseases and insects that are impacting production.

Four extension specialists are highlighted in the video “Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases.” They show how they are working to keep pests from harming Iowa farmers.

This is the fourth in the ISU Extension and Outreach – Agriculture and Natural Resources’ video series highlighting the impact being made by extension specialists.
 

 

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Online, Interactive Textbook Provides Student Learning and Professional Development

2017-04-05T13:51:58Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has published the Field Crop Scouting book as an online learning tool for students and ag professionals in Iowa. This interactive textbook allows individuals to acquire knowledge about crop scouting topics such as corn and soybean growth stages, insect identification, crop diseases and weed identification through a self-paced, innovative design.

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Harmon Named Interim Associate Dean for Extension in ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

2017-03-30T12:10:14Z

Jay Harmon has been named the interim associate dean for extension and outreach programs and the interim director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

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Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey Shares Custom and Machinery Rental Rates

2017-03-28T16:36:12Z

The 2017 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey provides rates for custom work in the following categories: tillage, planting, drilling, seeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, drying and hauling grain, harvesting forages, complete custom farming, labor and both bin and machine rental.

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Iowa Learning Farms to Host Filter Strips and Soil Health Workshop near Iowa City

2017-03-24T09:58:37Z

Filter strips and soil health are topics of the April 13 workshop hosted by Iowa Learning Farms and the Rapid Creek Watershed Project. The evening workshop will be held in Morse.

AMES, Iowa — Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Rapid Creek Watershed Project, will host a filter strips and soil health workshop on Thursday, April 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Morse Community Club near Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complementary meal.

Speaking at the field day is Tim Youngquist, Prairie STRIPS Farmer Liaison, discussing the Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) project where a small percentage of a field is planted into strips of perennial prairie plants to reduce soil erosion, water runoff, improve soil health and to create habitat for pollinators and wildlife.

Also speaking is Johnson County Farm Service Agency Director Matt Berg, who will lead a discussion on the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Adam Janke, wildlife specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will talk about ways to incorporate wildlife habitat on the farm. Rapid Creek Watershed Coordinator Wren Almitra will provide a project update.  

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own soil samples for a free SOILSCAN 360 analysis by Johnson County NRCS staff during the event.

The field day will be held at the Morse Community Club located at 2542 Putnam St NE, Iowa City, IA. The workshop is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Contact Liz Juchems at 515-294-5429 or email ilf@iastate.edu.


Additional Contact:
Wren Almitra, watershed coordinator Rapid Creek Watershed Project, 319-337-2322 ext. 300




ISU Extension and Outreach Celebrates National Ag Day

2017-03-21T11:13:23Z

Celebrating the efforts of American agriculture and reminding Iowans that agriculture touches each of us is the focus behind the 2017 National Ag Day.

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Iowa State University Extension Specialists Honored by Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers

2017-03-20T14:44:00Z

Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers presented their Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award to two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field specialists - Clarke McGrath and Steve Johnson.

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