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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.

Research on corn, soybeans and vegetables will be featured Aug. 15 during a field day at the Iowa State University’s Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm.

Safety on an acreage is the topic of the article “Security for your Acreage,” featured in July’s issue of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Acreage Living Newsletter.

A soil health and cover crop field day  event will be held at the John and Kristy Boettcher farm: 2208 130th Street, Spirit Lake, 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Onions are a common part of garden crops across Iowa, but harvesting, drying and storing them can come with difficulties for the uninitiated. How can these issues be avoided?

Iowa State University’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Aug. 7 will feature research and demonstration projects on fruit and vegetable production for commercial growers, extension personnel, non-profit organizations and master gardeners.

Fifty Iowa 4-H’ers have received 2017 state 4-H project awards. These 4-H youth are recognized as the top winners in their project areas across the state.

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is hosting a monarch conservation field day July 24 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone.