Articles related to Environment

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:06

Iowa landowners can learn more about establishing monarch butterfly and other pollinator habitat on their land at an upcoming series of workshops across the state.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:13

The 2017 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll surveyed Iowa farmers to ask them if they have herbicide resistant weeds in their fields, to learn about perspectives on the manageability of major weeds, and to measure their level of concern about herbicide resistance.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:17

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar about how producers can reduce yield impact and disease risks when using cover crops on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:26

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Franklin County, will host an emerging farmer no-tillage workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hampton. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:11

Iowa Learning Farms uses a four-step evaluation process they developed to more effectively incorporate one-on-one conversations with experts and other farmers into their field days about new land management practices.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 08:50

ISU Extension and Outreach will host two educational seminars daily during the three day 2018 Hawkeye Farm Show, with discussions focusing on challenges and important topics facing farmers during the upcoming planting season. All seminars are approved for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 08:38

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

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 09:38

Iowa State University held five workshops in 2017 to train farm advisers to become prairie strips consultants. The workshops were the first of a three-part program to achieve certification in prairie strip design, establishment and monitoring.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 14:59

The third annual Iowa Small Farms Conference, Feb. 10 in Ames, will address topics such as farm finances, hops production, gardening, wildlife habitat and beekeeping.