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Updated: 2017-01-17T07:11:04Z

 



8-Year On-Farm Study Reports Improved Yields Following Cereal Rye

2017-01-13T11:30:26Z

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield and actually increased soybean yields in seven site-years and corn yield in two-sites years, according to an eight-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

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Extension Specialists to Present at 2017 Hawkeye Farm Show

2017-01-13T10:48:15Z

Six Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will make presentations during the 2017 Hawkeye Farm Show, Feb. 28-March 2 inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Signs of Insecticide Resistance Appear in Soybean Aphid Treatments

2017-01-09T15:38:13Z

The "2016 Yellow Book for Soybean Aphid" (CROP 3109) is now available as a free download through the Extension Store. The publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates based on Iowa State University research.

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Midwest Cover Crops Council to Discuss Making Cover Crops Work

2017-01-05T13:26:11Z

A pair of Iowa State University professors will represent the state at the 2017 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 15.

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2017 Soil Health Conference to Focus on Environment, Farm Profitability

2017-01-04T10:03:44Z

The second annual Soil Health Conference will be held in Ames, Iowa, on Feb. 16-17. This year’s event will consist of two full days of presentations on a wide variety of topics concerning soil health with invited guest speakers from around the country.

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2017 Fruit and Vegetable Pesticide Applicator Course to be Offered

2016-12-14T11:08:14Z

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Pesticide Bureau has approved recertification credits for fruit and vegetable commercial and private pesticide applicators at the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference, Jan. 26-27, 2017, in Ankeny.

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Transitioning to Organic Course Begins January 2017

2016-12-13T09:56:13Z

An online course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help producers understand the process of transitioning to organic agriculture. The 16-week course begins Jan. 10, 2017.

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2017 Crop Advantage Series Coming to 14 Iowa Locations

2016-12-09T10:47:13Z

The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University. The series will be offered at 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 4-27. Continuing educations credits for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide safety recertification will be offered.

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2017 Iowa Small Farms Conference to be Held in February

2016-12-09T10:00:52Z

The second annual Iowa Small Farms Conference will be held Feb. 11, 2017 in Ames, Iowa. Dan Perkins of Perkins’ Good Earth Farm will be the featured speaker along with a wide variety of track options and a trade show.

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Create Mini-Aquaponics System for Growing Fresh Produce

2016-12-05T11:21:36Z

Traditional gardens require planting in the spring and attention in the summer before yielding a harvest. But gardening in January? It’s possible through aquaponics. Learn how at a workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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