Articles related to Environment

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 13:07

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Tuesday, Nov. 7, on the Gordon Wassenaar farm, rural Prairie City.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:45

Bats play an important part in Iowa’s ecosystem. Bats help farmers and homeowners alike by feasting on a broad range of insects. In Iowa, this means meals of moths, beetles and mosquitoes.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 13:50

An Iowa State University research project has found that prairies, known for an abundance of deep roots, don’t interfere with tile systems running under them.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 08:53

Technical Service Providers, Certified Crop Advisers and other advisers who work directly with farmers and landowners have two workshop options this fall to complete the first step of a three-part certification program to become a prairie strips consultant.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:02

Joe Sellers, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss which practices make grazing more effective and how management-intensive grazing can work on Iowa farms.

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 08:51

Edge-of-field nitrate reduction practices such as bioreactors, saturated buffers and wetlands are gaining in popularity. Questions linger about how these practices work and the scale of implementation required to make progress towards Iowa's nutrient reduction strategy goals. Matt Helmers will discuss how to answer the questions.

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:29

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is collaborating with agricultural and conservation organizations, agribusiness and utility companies, county associations, universities and state and federal agencies to improve monarch habitat in Iowa.

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 09:16

A revised Iowa Master Conservationist program will be offered in Mt. Pleasant this fall. Iowa Master Conservationist is an ISU Extension and Outreach program that teaches about wildlife and plant communities, and provides accurate information on a broad range of conservation issues.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 15:22

The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station will host the Iowa Turfgrass Field and Demonstration Day Sept. 12. The event will offer information and training for turfgrass management on golf courses, sports fields, and home lawns and landscapes.