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A field day will be held at the ISU Drainage Research and Demonstration Project site near Gilmore City Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua will host a field day Aug. 25 with information for the upcoming harvest.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a series of resources designed to help farmers scout their crops for potential issues to be managed.

The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative is partnering with the Agribusiness Association of Iowa to offer a week-long course in advanced grain elevator operations management. The course will be offered on the Iowa State campus Jan. 8-12, 2018.

Iowa State University’s Organic Agriculture Program will sponsor a field day devoted to organic research and production practices Aug. 22 at the Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm near Greenfield.

Fruit trees can provide an abundance of nutritious, high quality, fresh fruit during the growing season. However, it can be difficult to know when to harvest fruit such as plums, apricots and peaches for full flavor and value.

Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, established singing classes for people with Parkinson's disease. An upcoming music festival and concert will not only highlight the clients’ musical talents, but also celebrate the strength they have built through song.

Meetings for crop and livestock producers in south-central Iowa currently experiencing moderate and severe drought are scheduled for early August. Prior to the meeting start, producers may have up to five corn stalk samples assessed for nitrates.

Reading and talking to children, even infants and toddlers, is a good way to increase their language skills, says Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Northwest Iowa producers who need certification in Beef Quality Assurance are invited to attend a workshop sponsored by Iowa Beef Center, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. The event is set for Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office from 10 a.m. to noon and there's no cost to attend.

 

Trees add value and beauty to any landscape, and can provide shade, protection and much more. When they’re afflicted with unknown ailments, there’s natural reason for concern.

An invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer, has been confirmed in Ringgold County, making it the 52nd county in Iowa where this highly destructive insect has been found.

Iowa State University’s Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm will present a variety of agricultural topics at a field day Aug. 17.

Darbee Wellman will host a Women in Ag Tour Monday, Aug. 7 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Beck’s Hybrid Plant in Mt. Pleasant and continuing to Our Yesterday Farm, Mediapolis, and JWV Pork, near Washington.

Crop diseases, crop pest resistance and management, and Palmer amaranth in conservation plantings will be covered this August at the Iowa State Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone.

MidWest Plan Service has released a revised and updated version of its “Grain Drying, Handling, and Storage Handbook," a publication for those interested in developing grain systems.

Due to a combination of temperature and humidity last fall, producers need to be aware of the high risk of blue eye mold, a fungus that grows on corn kernels.

While cattle manure provides nutrients needed to produce feed for the cattle, it presents challenges which extension specialists and producers will discuss at the summer feedlot conference.

The videos, part of the UNKNOW How-to series from ISU Extension and Outreach, are designed as an introduction for people who want to get into aquaponics.