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Important Update

Coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic around the globe, and out of an abundance of caution, the Extension Store's Distribution Center will be closed to the public beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday March 16, 2020. The Distribution Center will continue to fulfill and distribute orders placed on the Extension Store website. There may be some delays until normal operations are resumed. Contactless pick up arrangements can be made. Please email after your order is complete to schedule an appointment. 

If you need to contact the Distribution Center during this time please email extstore@iastate.edu; or call (515)294-5247 to leave a message and someone will return your call.

The Extension Store and Distribution Center staff want to thank you for your business and for supporting ISU Extension and Outreach.



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Common Milkweed germination seeds packet
These Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) seeds, collected in Iowa last fall (2019), were cold-stratified this spring to use with the REAP Milkweed Growing Project. These seeds were to be used during Monarch and Native Bee programming this summer.

Due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the project was not conducted in K-12 schools as planned. Some of the common milkweed seeds have started germinating and need to be planted as soon as possible. These seed packets are being offered to you at no cost. Simply pay a nominal postage fee during checkout.

There are approximately 100 seeds in each package. The seeds were cold-stratified using vermiculite as stated in page 2 of the supplemental brochure. These seeds are now being offered to you at no cost. Plant the seeds in trays and inserts (plugs), pots, or evenly distribute on the ground.

We would love to hear how many plants you have planted. Zoom virtual meetings for additional and personal guidance for the cold-stratification process or planting recommendations are available. Send comments, pictures, and request for Zoom meetings to lynnec@iastate.edu.
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The Crop Scout Essentials: Pest Management Field Guides
The Crop Scout Essentials: Pest Management Field Guide bundle contains all the resources you’ll need for addressing the pest management decisions facing your fields this year and for years to come. This value bundle gives you five field guides for the price of three: Soybean Diseases, Corn Diseases, Field Crop Insects, Corn and Soybean Field Guide and The Weed Management Guide.

  • The Soybean Diseases and Corn Diseases guides are a combined 88-page compendium of soybean and corn diseases in Iowa and the greater north central region, in full color. Each guide is complete with disease life cycles and diagrams, as well as foliar disease estimation charts.

  • The Corn and Soybean Field Guide includes updated text and 375 images, illustrations, diagrams and tables to assist farmers with identifying corn and soybean diseases, insects and disorders found throughout the Midwest. This 158-page guide focuses on development stages, pesticide decisions and production-related topics, and for the first time, has information on newer soybean viruses to help you when scouting fields this summer.

  • The pocket-sized Weed Identification Field Guide 2nd Edition, contains 35 illustrations and more than 250 high-quality photographs of weeds found in Iowa. Palmer amaranth information was added to this 108-page field guide, and information on herbicide resistance and management was updated from the first edition.

  • Field Crop Insects contains descriptions and color images of more than 55 pest and beneficial insects, as well as information on insect life cycle, damage, scouting and management options. There is also information on basic entomology and integrated pest management tactics.

This value bundle packages five, high-quality field guides for the price of three. This bundle is available for a limited time only, through June 30th, 2020.
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Online review course for the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser Examination
This course prepares individuals for the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Examination.

The course is divided into the four major exam competency areas. Within each competency area are modules that cover the subject matter. In total, there are 26 modules with nearly 8 hours of recorded programming. For individuals preferring text over audio, scripts are provided as an alternative.

Each module includes a practice quiz of up to 10 questions randomly selected from a pool of questions for that module. Users may take each quiz up to three times. A practice exam covering information from all the modules is also available. It consists of 100 randomly selected questions. The practice exam may be taken a maximum of three times.


Registration for the Iowa CCA examination is not included in the purchase price of this course. For examination information please visit the International Crop Adviser website.
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Moodle eCourse
$100.00
Homebuyer Education eCourse: A Place of Your Own
Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. It’s an exciting experience and not a simple task.

Many home loan programs require completion of a homebuyer course to qualify for a loan. A Place of Your Own is an online course to help homebuyers learn about the process of buying a home.

The six lesson topics are:
  • preparing for home ownership
  • determining a budget
  • shopping for a home
  • securing a mortgage
  • closing the loan
  • being a homeowner

Lesson activities include videos, worksheets, and quizzes. After completing the lessons, earn your homebuyer's certificate with a score of at least 70% correct on the final test.

The course can be completed anytime, anywhere from any computer with Internet access.
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Moodle eCourse
$45.00
Financial Decision Making
Financial Decision Making improves student's understanding of financial management techniques. The course enables students to better analyze and manage their farming operations. Exercises cover the creation and analysis of financial statements. Quizzes test comprehension of materials provided in the course.

Farmers make many decisions about the use of capital and credit. Making good financial decisions is often the difference between a prosperous, growing farm business and one that is constantly wondering how to pay the next bill. The Financial Decision Making course helps students build their capacity to answer the following questions about their farm businesses.
  • How much to invest?
  • Where to obtain capital?
  • What mix of equity and debt to use?
  • What credit rates and terms to negotiate?
  • How much financial risk to take?

Course questions can be sent to Patrick Hatting at: fdmcourse@iastate.edu

FDM satisfies Iowa Farm Service Agency mandatory borrower education requirements.
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Moodle eCourse
$150.00
Herbicide Resistance and Weed Management Course
Plan ahead. Dealing with herbicide resistance can be expensive. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates the cost of dealing with herbicide resistance once it occurs to be $20 to $60 per acre. Developing long-term weed management plans that reduce the chances of resistance developing will minimize the cost of resistance. However, it's a team effort - farmer, retailer, and industry - working together to delay herbicide resistance.

This online, interactive and self-paced course contains narrated presentations, lesson activities and resources to provide farmers and agribusiness professionals the tools to develop long-term weed management plans to help delay the development of herbicide resistance.

Those who complete the course are eligible for 3.0 integrated pest management Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units. In order to receive CCA credits, the entire course must be completed

The materials for this online course were originally developed by Iowa State University and Outreach field agronomists along with weed scientists Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen for a series of face-to-face Weeds Week workshops.

Additional course information can be found at: www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds. Course questions can be sent to: weeds@iastate.edu
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Moodle eCourse
$50.00
Introduction to High Tunnels eCourse
This self-directed, online course covers all aspects of constructing, owning and operating a high tunnel. Throughout the course, you will learn how to properly select a site location, test your soils, determine what crops to grow in your high tunnel, expected costs and potential returns from your high tunnel and resources to help in the process.

Each section of the course includes a worksheet for feedback from the course coordinators specific to your own operation.
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Moodle eCourse
$25.00
Getting Organized -- Personal and Financial Records
Can you find key information when you need it?

Would someone else be able to find essential information if you were away or ill?

Learn how to keep tabs on the many parts of your personal and financial matters with the forms presented in this electronic 65-page workbook. Download/ print the workbook and record essential financial and family information, lists of financial accounts, insurance policies and credit cards; names of professional advisers; health and employment records; location of important documents; and more...
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Planning to $tay Ahead
An 8.5" x 11" booklet that outlines a step-by-step method to develop a spending and savings plan.

Listen to tips on how to create and maintain a budget to divide your available money to meet your needs and wants.

Tips in English.mp3

Tips in Spanish.mp3
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2020 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production
This publication provides information on product and management updates, the role of preemergence herbicides in glyphosate resistant crops, corn and soybean herbicide effectiveness ratings, herbicide package mixes, and herbicide site of action and injury symptoms.

Updated annually.
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Healthy & Homemade Cookbook - A collection of recipes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks. This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your dollars too!

Makes a great gift as well!
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$5.00
Soybean Growth and Development
This publication can help soybean producers achieve better yields. It includes photos of soybean vegetative and reproductive stages and updated information about soybean plant growth and management.

This publication replaces SR 0053 - How a Soybean Plant Develops.

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$8.00
Corn Growth and Development

Corn Growth and Development is an updated and expanded publication and includes whole plant photography, detailed descriptions of vegetative and reproductive development, and dry matter and nutrient accumulation figures.

Corn Growth and Development replaces the long-standing publication, How A Corn Plant Develops (SR 0048). Content related questions can be sent to the current Extension Agronomy point of contact Dr. Mark Licht at: lichtma@iastate.edu

Large quantity discounts (100 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.

All images from this publication can be purchased by visiting our Digital Media section.

Requests for permission to repost, reprint or use content of ISU Extension and Outreach publications.
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$14.00
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$5.00
Kindle devices & apps
$5.00
STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa
STEM-Lit to Go! is an innovative program that supports the development of STEM and literacy skills for K-3 youth.

This program utilizes a unique instructional framework that integrates inquiry-based STEM activities and carefully selected children's literature. Through a variety of engaging topics including coding, space, and ice cream. Children explore key STEM concepts such as the engineering design process and how to plan and conduct investigations.

Each lesson provides youth with a hands-on STEM experience and multiple opportunities to read, write, speak and listen about that experience. This exciting research-based program is designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

STEM-Lit to Go! has been successfully implemented in both out-of-school time settings and in K-3 classrooms. This complete curriculum can be purchased in full or as individual lessons. Please review our Introduction and enjoy a complimentary lesson, A Chair for Bear, below.
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Complete Curriculum - All Lessons
$29.95
Introduction
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Lesson: A Chair for Bear
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Lesson: Blast Off 
$4.95
Lesson: Code Across Iowa
$4.95
Lesson: Hour at the Fair 
$4.95
Lesson: Marvelous Marshmallows
$4.95
Lesson: Munching Mysteries
$4.95
Lesson: Scream for Ice Cream
$4.95
Lesson: Sound All Around
$4.95
Lesson: Super Shapes
$4.95
Lesson: Take a Chance
$4.95
Lesson: Tricky Towers
$4.95
Lesson: Wonders of Nature
$4.95
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