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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.

Beef cattle producers in southwest Iowa are invited to pasture clinics, a new type of field day, where a wide variety of pasture management topics for producers will be addressed.

The persistent hot weather in many areas of the country this growing season may be conducive to the development of charcoal rot disease in soybean. Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists are encouraged to scout for this particular disease now.

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District, will hold a two stop pasture walk field day on Thursday, Aug. 3. The 5-8 p.m. field day is hosted by Kurt Rowan and Paul Ackley, rural Bedford. The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

With hot, dry summer weather prevailing over much of Iowa, rain has been at a premium for many lawns. That brings up an important question: is it necessary to water lawns during such weather conditions? And if so, how much?

Three new projects from Iowa State University will bring human sciences research to Black Hawk, Polk and Jefferson counties through the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program. University researchers will partner directly with these county extension councils on projects that focus on engagement, translate research into practice, and involve and benefit Iowans, their families and communities.