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Iowa 4-H Clover Kids Equation
4-H learning experiences are based on the principles and practices of positive youth development. The Iowa 4-H Positive Youth Development experience is outlined in the 4-H Equation. This version of the 4-H equation is specifically geared towards the Clover Kids age range, K-3rd grade.
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Iowa 4-H Equation
4-H learning experiences are based on the principles and practices of positive youth development. The Iowa 4-H Positive Youth Development experience is outlined in the 4-H Equation.

Previously known as 4H 127. 4H127 4H 0127
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Delayed and Prevented Planting Provisions for Multiple Peril Crop Insurance
Find out about late planting and damaged crop situations for crop insurance coverage.
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Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms
Provides information about typical income levels generated by Iowa farms. Also illustrates other important measures and ratios that can help you evaluate the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of your own farm over time.

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Post Corn, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to cover crops. It provides information on integrating cereal rye into a corn-soybean rotation.
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Post Soybean, Going to Corn: Use Oats
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to cover crops. It provides information on integrating oats into a corn-soybean rotation.
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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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Lesson: Blast Off 
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Lesson: Code Across Iowa
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Lesson: Marvelous Marshmallows
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Lesson: Scream for Ice Cream
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Lesson: Sound All Around
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Lesson: Tricky Towers
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Lesson: Wonders of Nature
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Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy 2017-18 Annual Progress Report
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy celebrated its five-year anniversary in spring 2018. In those five years, the initiative has evolved considerably, adapting as new knowledge, understanding, and challenges arose.

This 2018 Annual Progress Report serves as the fifth overview of the progress that's been made in the complex work of reducing the loads of nitrogen and phosphorus that Iowa exports to the Mississippi River.
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Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Corn Diseases
This publication shows fungicide efficacy ratings for control of major corn diseases. This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Iowa Cow-calf Production - Exploring Different Management Systems
This publication is the culmination of an Iowa Beef Center project that was designed to identify costs, environmental impacts and best practices for Iowa cow-calf operations. The project looked into three types of production systems - traditional grazing, extensive grazing and limited or no grazing - with the goal of developing decision aids and educational tools to assist cow-calf producers across all production systems and improve sustainability of the cow-calf segment in Iowa.
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Introduction
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Chapter 1: Current State of the Beef Cow-calf Industry in Iowa
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Chapter 2: Beef Cow-calf Systems - Overview and Characteristics
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Chapter 3: Cost of Production of Alternative Systems
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Chapter 4: Feed Resources
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Chapter 5: Animal Health Management
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Chapter 6: Soil and Water Resources
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Chapter 7: Adding Value to the Cow Enterprise
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Chapter 8: Systems Best Management Practices, Advantages and Concerns
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Appendix A: Economic Comparison Results
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Appendix B: Standardized Prices
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Appendix C: Budgeting for Cow-calf Systems
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Appendix D: Confinement Buildings for Beef Cows – Design, Layout and Operation Considerations
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Weed Science Program 2018 Weed Control Results
The 2018 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa.
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Cyclone Teachers Performance Quarter Zip Pullover, Men's
Fall Recess Duty? Classroom not warm enough? Throw on one of these and escape the chill!

An extremely flexible layer with a soft-brushed backing and moisture control for year-round comfort. Made by Sport-Tek.
  • 90/10 poly/spandex jersey
  • Tag-free label
  • Smooth-faced
  • Chin guard for additional comfort
  • Cadet collar
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In an effort to proudly promote the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program, assist pre-service teachers with financial needs, and support new teacher preparation initiatives, Iowa State University School of Education has established the 'Cyclone Teachers' line of apparel. As you may know, pre-service teachers often incur additional costs that are not covered by financial aid or scholarships. In purchasing from this line of apparel your contribution could be the difference in the life of a future teacher providing needed support that will ultimately lead to success in the profession and the students they will impact along the way. Be a proud supporter of CYCLONE TEACHERS!

Purchase of these items is not Tax Deductible.

Have too much Cyclone gear (is that possible?) or just want to make a small contribute to help out? Go straight to the ISU Foundation website. Donations made here ARE tax deductible donation! Thank you so much for your generosity! Cyclone Teachers
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Cyclone Teachers Performance Quarter Zip Pullover, Women's
Fall Recess Duty? Classroom not warm enough? Throw on one of these and escape the chill!

An extremely flexible layer with a soft-brushed backing and moisture control for year-round comfort. Made by Sport-Tek.
  • 90/10 poly/spandex
  • Tag-free label
  • Gently contoured silhouette
  • Smooth-faced
  • Chin guard for additional comfort
  • Cadet collar
  • Taped neck
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Thumbholes to keep hands warm
  • Hidden front pouch pocket
  • Open cuffs and hem
In an effort to proudly promote the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program, assist pre-service teachers with financial needs, and support new teacher preparation initiatives, Iowa State University School of Education has established the 'Cyclone Teachers' line of apparel. As you may know, pre-service teachers often incur additional costs that are not covered by financial aid or scholarships. In purchasing from this line of apparel your contribution could be the difference in the life of a future teacher providing needed support that will ultimately lead to success in the profession and the students they will impact along the way. Be a proud supporter of CYCLONE TEACHERS!

Purchase of these items is not Tax Deductible.

Have too much Cyclone gear (is that possible?) or just want to make a small contribute to help out? Go straight to the ISU Foundation website. Donations made here ARE tax deductible donation! Thank you so much for your generosity! Cyclone Teachers
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Soybean 2018
Results of soybean yield trials that are conducted annually by ISU and the Iowa Crop Improvement Association. Provides information farmers need to select the best varieties or brands for their production conditions.
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Corn 2018
The Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn is conducted each year to help farmers select the best hybrids for their production conditions. All six Corn Districts are now conveniently combined into one publication.
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Iowa Farmers and the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Survey Results from the Missouri-Little Sioux Watershed
This report summarizes data on farmer awareness, attitudes, and soil and water conservation practice use related to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) in the Missouri-Little Sioux HUC6 watershed in northwest Iowa. The report will help interested stakeholders to track progress toward NRS goals on agricultural nutrient loss reduction and better understand related barriers and challenges.
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Soybean gall midge: a new field crop pest
Soybean gall midge is a relatively new pest that was first noticed in the Midwest in 2011, and can now be found in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. This publication discusses the characteristics of soybean gall midge, how to spot the pest in soybean fields and how they can be managed.
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Cyclone Teachers Denim Long Sleeve, Women's
In an effort to proudly promote the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program, assist pre-service teachers with financial needs, and support new teacher preparation initiatives, Iowa State University School of Education has established the 'Cyclone Teachers' line of apparel. As you may know, pre-service teachers often incur additional costs that are not covered by financial aid or scholarships. In purchasing from this line of apparel your contribution could be the difference in the life of a future teacher providing needed support that will ultimately lead to success in the profession and the students they will impact along the way. Be a proud supporter of CYCLONE TEACHERS!

Purchase of these items is not Tax Deductible.

Have too much Cyclone gear (is that possible?) or just want to make a small contribute to help out? Go straight to the ISU Foundation website. Donations made here ARE tax deductible donation! Thank you so much for your generosity! Cyclone Teachers
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Cyclone Teachers Cardigan Wrap
Great top for that classroom that can be chilly at times! Dress it up dress or down, super versatile!

100% soft Supima Cotton. Supima yarn is exceptionally soft and luxurious, and gives the garment a graceful drape. Shawl style collar and tagless neck label for comfort. Asymmetrical front hem for a flattering appearance. Length extends to mid-hip. Double needle stitching for durability.

In an effort to proudly promote the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program, assist pre-service teachers with financial needs, and support new teacher preparation initiatives, Iowa State University School of Education has established the 'Cyclone Teachers' line of apparel. As you may know, pre-service teachers often incur additional costs that are not covered by financial aid or scholarships. In purchasing from this line of apparel your contribution could be the difference in the life of a future teacher providing needed support that will ultimately lead to success in the profession and the students they will impact along the way. Be a proud supporter of CYCLONE TEACHERS!

Purchase of these items is not Tax Deductible.

Have too much Cyclone gear (is that possible?) or just want to make a small contribute to help out? Go straight to the ISU Foundation website. Donations made here ARE tax deductible donation! Thank you so much for your generosity! Cyclone Teachers
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Cyclone Educators Shirt
Is it Casual Friday at School? Be dressed to impress with our Teachers. Educators. Cyclones. shirt that is proudly made in the USA.

Unisex essential fits like a well-loved favorite, featuring a crew neck, short sleeves and designed with superior Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton.

Features: Sideseamed. Retail fit. Unisex sizing. Shoulder taping.

In an effort to proudly promote the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program, assist pre-service teachers with financial needs, and support new teacher preparation initiatives, Iowa State University School of Education has established the 'Cyclone Teachers' line of apparel. As you may know, pre-service teachers often incur additional costs that are not covered by financial aid or scholarships. In purchasing from this line of apparel your contribution could be the difference in the life of a future teacher providing needed support that will ultimately lead to success in the profession and the students they will impact along the way. Be a proud supporter of CYCLONE TEACHERS!

Purchase of these items is not Tax Deductible.

Have too much Cyclone gear (is that possible?) or just want to make a small contribute to help out? Go straight to the ISU Foundation website. Donations made here ARE tax deductible donation! Thank you so much for your generosity! Cyclone Teachers
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2018 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2018.

In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2018.
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Green Gram and Black Gram: Small Grain Legume Crops for the Midwestern United States
Introducing new specialty crops that complement corn, soybean and cover crops can help improve soil health and provide enhanced long-term productivity and profitability. Green gram and black gram are examples of these specialty crops that are being tested at Iowa State University. This publication provides information on the crop themselves, as well as current Iowa State research.
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Planning and Zoning - Iowa Smart Planning Principles - Iowa Code 18B.1
State agencies, local governments, and other public entities shall consider and may apply the principles included in this fact sheet during deliberation of all appropriate planning, zoning, development and resource management decisions. Note: Nothing in this section shall be construed to expand the eminent domain authority of a state agency, local government, or other public entity beyond that which is authorized under chapter 6A or 6B of the Iowa Code.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Use of the End-of-Season Corn Stalk Nitrate Test in Iowa Corn Production
A comprehensive update of PM 1584 (Cornstalk Testing to Evaluate Nitrogen Management). This new publication details how to use the end-of-season plant test to provide information on nitrogen supply to corn for the season that just ended. It details how to sample and interpret test results in order to make more informed nitrogen application decisions.
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Phosphorus and Potassium Tissue Testing in Corn and Soybean
Interest in the use of tissue testing for phosphorus and potassium fertility diagnostics in corn and soybean has increased in recent years. However, to date there has been no phosphorus and potassium tissue test interpretations published by Iowa State University. This publication provides the first interpretation guidelines for using tissue testing for these nutrients in corn and soybean.
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Performance-based Environmental Management - The Hewitt Creek Model
Find out more about this environmentally sound and economically practical watershed management model -- as farm operators and citizens cooperate.
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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - Planning Commission
The planning commission primarily acts in an advisory capacity to the elected body. The commission studies issues, oversees the preparation of plans and ordinances, and reviews and advises on development proposals. The Iowa Code spells out two specific responsibilities for the planning commission related to the development and maintenance of the zoning ordinance.

This Fact Sheet addresses Iowa Code and other responsibilities:
  • Prepare the Zoning Ordinance – Iowa Code
  • Review and Recommend Zoning Amendments and Updates – Iowa Code
  • Other Zoning-related Responsibilities
  • Other Responsibilities

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Nitrogen Use in Iowa Corn Production
Nitrogen is essential for growth and reproduction of crops and is involved in many important plant biochemical processes. Nitrogen management is critical for optimal yields for corn production systems. This publication discusses long-term research done in Iowa and shows corn yields average about 60 bu/acre for continuous corn and 115 bu/acre for corn following soybean when corn is not fertilized. However, corn fertilized with N will easily yield 200 bu/acre or more. This means soil management and nitrogen fertilization practices, such as using economical optimum N rates, should be used to help optimize crop yields, use N efficiently, and enhance water quality.

The regional Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator website, which has been helping farmers determine profitable nitrogen rates since 2005, can be found at: cnrc.agron.iastate.edu. This tool provides a process to calculate economic return to N application with different nitrogen and corn prices and to find profitable N rates directly from recent N rate research data. Using the Maximum Return to Nitrogen concept within the calculator helps farmers implement the most economical nitrogen rate inputs, which helps moderate water quality issues.
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Weed Science Program 2017 Weed Control Results
The 2017 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa.
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Iowa 4-H Record Keeping Philosophy
This publication reviews the overall philosophy of 4-H record keeping, objectives and guidelines with links to record keeping system forms and support documents.
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2017 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2017. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2017.
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Micronutrients for Soybean Production in the North Central Region
Micronutrients are needed in very small quantities by plants but are essential for growth and production.

This publication is intended to be a resource for farmers and crop advisers of the North Central Region regarding micronutrient use in soybean production. Its purpose is to discuss issues and provide information on micronutrients requirements by soybean, factors that influence their utilization, and the value of soil and plant tissue testing to complement information and recommendations provided in specific extension publications in the different states of the region.
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Cleaning Iowa's Waters with Saturated Buffers in Iowa Watersheds
Working with private land-owners in Iowa Water Quality Initiative Watersheds, saturated buffers are being established and monitored as a nitrate management practice within tile-drained watersheds. This resource will give you more information about the practice.
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Soybean Growth and Development - Soybean Staging
Soybean Staging - Intended to be used as a quick reference handout for soybean staging. It is a supplement to the larger Soybean Growth and Development publication.

The secured PDF can be downloaded and viewed on your computer or mobile device, but not printed or edited.

Large quantity discounts (50 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.
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Soybean Growth and Development - Key Growth Stages
Key Growth Stages - Intended to be used as a quick reference for key times in soybean growth and development. It is a supplement to the larger Soybean Growth and Development publication.

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Corn Growth and Development - Key Growth Stages
Key Growth Stages - Intended to be used as a quick reference for key times in corn growth and development. It is a supplement to the larger Corn Growth and Development publication.

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Seed Treatments for Soybean Cyst Nematode
Seed treatments for management of plant-parasitic nematodes, including the soybean cyst nematode (SCN), are a relatively new management option. This publication lists and gives some characteristics of the currently available seed treatments for use in managing SCN.
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Iowa Soil Health Field Guide
This soil health field guide provides information about soil health and its importance to sustainable agriculture systems. The research-based information in this soil health guide highlights the relationships between soil characteristics in an easy to understand format that is useful to farmers, agronomists, agricultural consultants, soil scientists, technical service providers, and extension educators. This soil health field guide is the product of the collaborative efforts of Iowa State University and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Iowa.
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Iowa Soil Health Assessment Card
This card is for field assessment and evaluation of soil health indicators as part of the Iowa Soil Health Field Guide. The rating descriptions for each indicator presented on the score card represent the worst and best soil conditions at the time of evaluation.

As the ISHAC is used over time, the impact of different management systems can be documented.

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Estimate First Crop Pre-Harvest Alfalfa Quality in the Field Using PEAQ
Climatic variations impact alfalfa growth and development making it impossible to use a calendar date to best determine when to harvest the first crop. This publication provides a method called Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) to determine when the first crop should be harvested.
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Use of the Late-Spring Soil Nitrate Test in Iowa Corn Production
This publication replaces all earlier guidelines for use of the late-spring soil nitrate test and nitrogen application suggestions based on test results.

Overall guidelines for nitrogen applications rates and use in Iowa corn production are found in publication CROP 3073 - Nitrogen Use in Iowa Corn Production.
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Herbicide options for Palmer amaranth in CRP
Research is ongoing regarding herbicide control methods for Palmer amaranth. The Farm Service Agency is working to approve broadcast herbicide applications to be used in CRP land. This publication discusses both the preemergence and postemergence herbicides that have been approved to control Palmer amaranth.
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Iowa Food Hub Meat-to-School Series Part A: Sourcing Meat for Schools in Northeast Iowa
Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. To explore this question, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative and Iowa Food Hub, sought to build a meat-to-school program in northeast Iowa. This series of three publications provides highlights of the project's successes and challenges, on the topics of sourcing products, working with pork producers, and working with beef producers.

This publication series tells the story of the meat-to-school journey in northeast Iowa and what was learned along the way.
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Iowa Food Hub Meat-to-School Series Part B: Pork-to-School in Northeast Iowa
Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. To explore this question, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative and Iowa Food Hub, sought to build a meat-to-school program in northeast Iowa. This series of three publications provides highlights of the project's successes and challenges, on the topics of sourcing products, working with pork producers, and working with beef producers. In this publication, Iowa Food Hub reviews their search of a system that could source pork at a price point acceptable to schools.

In 2014, they decided to test out an unlikely solution: the procurement and processing of "off-matrix" hogs.
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Iowa Food Hub Meat-to-School Series Part C: Beef-to-School in Northeast Iowa
Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. To explore this question, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative and Iowa Food Hub, sought to build a meat-to-school program in northeast Iowa. This series of three publications provides highlights of the project's successes and challenges, on the topics of sourcing products, working with pork producers, and working with beef producers.

In this publication, learn about the beef-to-school pilot project used successfully in other states: sourcing cull cows for farm-to-school beef.
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Weed Science Program 2016 Weed Control Results
The 2016 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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Take a Good Soil Sample to Help Make Good Fertilization Decisions
Learn more about the most important step in soil testing to make fertilization decisions for FIELD CROPS - collecting the soil sample. Includes information on materials needed, when to sample, how to select a sample area, how often to sample and much more.
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2016 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2016. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2016.
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Poultry Industry Module
The learning objectives are as follows: Recognize how the poultry industry is divided. Describe how various production poultry are managed. Explain the different types of housing used for poultry production. Explain the different feeding practices for each life stage within the poultry industry. List major diet components used for poultry production for each life stage. This grain module is brought to you by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, and was produced by the former Crop Adviser Institute.

Click here to access the Poultry Industry Module



Learning objective: Understand the organization of the poultry industry. Describe the different types of housing used for poultry production, and feeding practices used for each life stage.

Introduction: With more research and development in technology used to operate poultry production, farms have become more automated. Millions of birds can be managed by a small number of people.

Broiler production: All broiler houses include systems for ventilation, heating, lighting, brooding, feeding, watering, litter, waste, and carcass disposal (in event of diseases). Feeding is split into three rations; the grower ration, the finisher ration, and the withdrawal ration. Diets contain 85 percent corn and soybean meal plus specific premixes.

Layer production: There are three types of egg production systems; in-line, off-line, and niche market. Hens are fed a formulated mash or pelleted feed. The nutrition of laying hens greatly affects the quality of eggs produced. Feed intake may decrease for various reasons such as weather extremes, vaccinations, beak trimming, and decreased light hours.

Turkey production: There are three types of turkey production systems; heritage, commercial, and backyard. Two common housing options for turkeys are range and confinement. The diet fed to turkeys should not be restricted, this can cause cannibalistic behaviors. Turkey feed consists primarily of corn, soybean meal, fat, and premixes.

Supporting information:
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Corn Growth and Development - Corn Staging
Corn Staging - Intended to be used as a quick reference handout for corn staging. It is a supplement to the larger Corn Growth and Development publication.

The secured PDF can be downloaded and viewed on your computer or mobile device, but not printed or edited.

Large quantity discounts (50 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.
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Palmer amaranth identification
Palmer amaranth has been identified both in crop fields and in conservation plantings using native seed mixes. Early detection is essential in order to prevent the new weed from getting permanently established in fields where it has been introduced.

This publication will help people new to Palmer amaranth differentiate it from waterhemp and the other weedy pigweeds found in Iowa.


In the accompanying 10-minute video below, Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Extension Weed Scientist, discusses what Palmer amaranth is, where it came from and provides ways to detect early and what steps to take to eradicate the weed.



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Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn
Bacterial leaf streak, caused by Xanthomonas vasicola pv. Vasculorum, was recently identified in Iowa. The disease has been found in field corn, seed corn, popcorn and sweet corn. Based on what we know about other bacterial diseases, the pathogen that causes bacterial leaf streak likely survives in corn residue and is spread by wind and rain/irrigation. The impacts on corn yield production are yet to be determined.

For additional information, please visit the Integrated Crop Management News website.
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Building Soil Health
This soil health management publication provides an overview about soil functions and services that are essential for sustainable agriculture systems. The research-based information in this publication highlights the relationships between soil properties that are easy to understand and useful to all, including farmers, agronomists, agricultural consultants, soil scientists, technical service providers, and extension educators.

This publication is the product of the collaborative efforts of Iowa State University and the Department of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Iowa.

To allow for this publication to be distributed to as many people possible, the limit is one copy per order.

We appreciate your cooperation with this request.
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Iowa Cash Rent Farm Lease (Short Form)
Use this form to save time and effort you would otherwise spend drafting your own cash rent agreement. This short form outlines what needs to be agreed upon. This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, then printed; or it can be downloaded, printed and completed manually.
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Iowa Farm Lease
Full legal document for determining the nature and conditions of a farm lease.

This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, then printed; or it can be downloaded, printed and completed manually.
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Iowa Cover Crop Resource Guide
A cover crop is a plant grown to protect and enrich soil when the soil would otherwise be bare. Historically, cover crops were used by ancient Greek, Roman, and Chinese farmers thousands of years ago and, more recently, by colonial settlers on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Decades of research on cover crop usage across the United States is available and a renewed interest has been given to cover crops’ ability to reduce some of the environmental impacts of row crop agriculture, particularly in regards to erosion and nutrient loss prevention.
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Iowa Soil Health Management Manual
This soil health management manual provides information about soil functions and services that are essential for sustainable agriculture systems. The research-based information in this soil health management manual highlights the relationships between soil properties that are easy to understand and useful to all, including farmers, agronomists, agricultural consultants, soil scientists, technical service providers, and extension educators. The soil health management manual has four sections and is the product of the collaborative efforts of Iowa State University and the Department of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Iowa.

To allow for this publication to be distributed to as many people possible, the limit is one copy per order.

We appreciate your cooperation with this request.
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Risk Assessment Framework
Risk analysis activity for this project can be divided into two major components. The first section will examine the grain supply chain and determined the routes of potential compromises in food safety for corn and soybean supply chains. The second section will look specifically at the adulteration routes and determine the probability of occurrence for each. This measurement will allow for the development of control points so that the health of human and animal consumers can be protected.
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Herbicide use may restrict grazing options for cover crops
Interest in cover crops has dramatically increased due to their many potential benefits. In addition to conservation purposes, cover crops can provide forage for livestock producers. It is important for livestock producers to consider restrictions on labels of herbicides used earlier in the growing season if they intend to use the cover crop as a forage source.
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The Effectiveness of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Soybean
Beginning in the early 2000s, neonicotinoids were increasingly used as seed treatments for field crops. More than 80 percent of corn and 40 percent of soybean acres nationally are planted with neonicotinoid-treated seed. Published research has shown that while neonicotinoids can be effective in controlling sporadic and inconsistent early-season threats such as wireworms or white grubs, they lose effectiveness well before midsummer, which is usually when the most potentially destructive soybean pest, the soybean aphid, begins to colonize soybean fields across the Midwest. Other publications have also shown that neonicotinoids spread readily through the environment and could pose a threat to beneficial species.

The publication was a joint effort of Purdue, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, North Dakota State University, Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Missouri, Ohio State University, Penn State University, South Dakota State University, Texas A&M University and the University of Wisconsin.
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Identifying Miscanthus in Iowa
Do you know the difference between the Miscanthus species? One species of Miscanthus is now being evaluated for its bioenergy potential. However, two other species of Miscanthus are becoming invasive in the United States. Due to the invasive risk, this resource will help you learn to identify each species.
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Iowa Beef Producer Profile: A 2014 Survey of Iowa Cow-Calf Producers Summary
This summary of the 2014 Cow-Calf Producer Survey provides an overview of the survey results and further describes the growth opportunities and challenges in beef cattle production in Iowa. The conclusion states, "The future size and structure of the Iowa beef cow herd will be determined by the individual decisions of more than 19,000 cattle owners. These owners are very diverse, not only in their operational characteristics, but also in their perceptions of the key factors influencing profitable and sustainable growth of the industry."

The project was conducted by the Iowa Beef Center, in collaboration with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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Iowa Beef Producer Profile: A 2014 Survey of Iowa Feedlot Operators Summary
This summary of the 2014 Feedlot Operator Survey provides an overview of the survey results and further describes the growth opportunities and challenges in beef cattle production in Iowa. The conclusion states, "The future size and structure of the Iowa feedlot sector will be determined by the individual decisions of more than 6,000 feedlot operators. These owners are very diverse, not only in their operational characteristics, but also in their perceptions of the key factors influencing profitable and sustainable growth of the industry."

The project was conducted by the Iowa Beef Center, in collaboration with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll - Farmer Perspectives on Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy
This report presents survey results from the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll focused on farmer perspectives on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, a science and technology-based approach used to assess and reduce nutrients delivered to Iowa waterways, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. The intended purpose is to help stakeholders in the agricultural community and beyond understand where farmers stand on the nutrient reduction strategy to inform outreach actions.
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Quality Management for Seed Enterprises in Developing Countries
This 154-page reference manual was designed to aid seed entrepreneurs from developing countries obtain the skills necessary to develop a strong seed industry based on high-quality varieties. The manual introduces process management concepts in a comprehensive step-by-step format that is easy to follow and implement.
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Sulfur Management for Iowa Crop Production
Summary of statewide evaluation in Iowa of alfalfa and corn yield response to applied sulfur fertilizers. On-farm, small-plot and field-length strip trial yield response data presented from 2005-2013.
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Soil-Test Results Summaries 2006-2010
The Iowa State University Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Laboratory received soil samples submitted by Iowa farmers from different counties statewide during January 2006 to December 2010.

Select soil-test results are summarized by county for phosphorus (P), potassium (K), zinc (Zn) and acidity levels (pH).
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On-Farm Study Researches Novozymes Fermentation Spent Residuals
The Novozymes enzyme-manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska, produces enzymes through aerobic fermentation of non-pathogenic and non-toxigenic microorganisms. The process generates a solid byproduct consisting of lime-stabilized spent microbial biomass.

This publication discusses the research to evaluate the potential agricultural use of the byproduct.
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Weed Science Program 2014 Weed Control Results
The 2014 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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Beef Feedlot Systems Manual
This manual can help producers compare five feedlot facility types including confinement and open lot.

Estimated costs, performance assumptions based on available research, manure value, and discussion on environmental issues are provided and analyzed for each facility type.

The companion Feedlot Facility Economic Assessment calculator provides producers with a quick comparison between types of facilities and related costs. Spreadsheets can be customized to your operation to conduct an economic facility assessment, input costs, and performance related measures to optimize operations. Use it conjunction with the Beef Feedlot Manual.

To be notified of updates on the calculator tool, provide your contact information here.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: Iowa Farmers' Nitrogen Management Practices and Perspectives
The 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers about their nitrogen management practices and perspectives. Their responses, detailed in this report, can guide efforts to reduce nutrient loss.
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Weed Science Program 2013 Weed Control Results
The 2013 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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Weed Science Program 2012 Weed Control Results
The 2012 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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2012 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2012. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2012.
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Soybean Cyst Nematode Field Guide
Soybean cyst nematode is the most economically significant pest of soybeans in Iowa and has been found in 98 of the 99 Iowa counties. Infested soybean plants often show no symptoms other than reduced yield. The 62-page field guide is designed as a resource for agronomists and farmers to manage soybean cyst nematode.
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Wages and Benefits for Farm Employees | Results of a 2011 Iowa Survey
Results of a random survey of large-scale Iowa farms employing one or more persons full-time in 2011 show a wide variety in the level and type of wages and benefits earned by the 20,000 people working as full-time farm employees.
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Weed Science Program 2011 Weed Control Results
The 2011 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2011 Summary Report
This report summarizes the results of the 2011 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll - an annual survey on issues important to rural Iowa since 1982. Topics highlighted: climate change, conservation, agricultural drainage, internet use, balancing budgets and what is in a name.
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2011 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2011. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2011.
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Pest Alert - Bur Oak Blight
Published by the USDA Forest Service in 2011, this publication uses clear photos to show the symptoms of bur oak blight, a recently discovered and damaging disease of bur oaks in Iowa. Includes how to recognize bur oak blight, where to get help in diagnosing the problem, and what can be done to manage the disease.
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Selecting Forage Species
This publication compares grass and legume performance for best performance in a variety of environmental conditions.
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Weed Science Program 2010 Weed Control Results
The 2010 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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2010 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2010. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2010.
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2009 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2009. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2009.
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Leadership in the Bioeconomy -- Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Details how the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is involved in the bioeconomy through research, extension, and education.
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2008 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2008. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2008.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll 2007 Survey Report on Iowa Farmers' Views on the Bioeconomy
This report on the views of Iowa farmers on the bioeconomy is one of three supplemental publications that expand on the data collected in the 2007 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
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2007 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2007. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2007.
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Weed Science Program 2005 Weed Control Results
The 2005 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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2006 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2006. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2006.
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2005 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2005. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2005.
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Weed Science Program 2004 Weed Control Results
The 2004 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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Iowa Food Security, Insecurity and Hunger - Emergency Food Resources: Meeting Food Needs of Iowa Households
Report of an ISU Extension study of people who used food pantries in Polk, Scott, Decatur, and Monroe counties in 2002.
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Restoring Iowa Streams -- Managing Iowa Habitats
Iowa is rich in water resources, but the restoration and management of Iowa’s rivers and streams is important for enhancing or improving water quality, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and aesthetics. This publication is to assist landowners in the restoration and management of stream and river habitats.
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Weed Science Program 2003 Weed Control Results
The 2003 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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Weed Science Program 2002 Weed Control Results
The 2002 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa. Highlights include experiments that report on herbicide tactics to control waterhemp, with evolved resistance to HPPD inhibitor herbicides and glyphosate-resistant biotypes.
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Iowa Woodlands -- Biological Communities
Learn about woodlands, plants and animals of Iowa woodlands, woodland ecology, and people and woodlands.
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Iowa Prairies -- Biological Communities
This publication contains information on types of prairies, plants of Iowa prairies, wildlife of Iowa prairies, prairie ecology, people and prairies, and managing Iowa prairies.
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Iowa Wetlands -- Biological Communities
Learn about wetlands, plants and animals that live in Iowa wetlands, wetland ecology, how people affect wetlands, and what we can do to protect wetland environments.
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Restoring Iowa Woodlands - Managing Iowa Habitats
This publication is to assist landowners interested in the restoration and management of Iowa woodlands for wildlife.
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Iowa Weather -- Iowa Physical Environment Series
Weather affects nearly every aspect of our lives, either directly or indirectly. This publication talks about the effects weather has on agriculture, health, culture, recreation, energy, and wildlife in Iowa. Severe weather, including thunderstorms, winter storms, tornadoes, floods, droughts and heat waves, as well as the future of our changing climate, also are discussed.
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Iowa Geology and Fossils -- Iowa Physical Environment Series
Learn about the stories minerals, rocks, and fossils tell us about the history of the Earth. Sections discussing the Precambrian Era, the Paleozoic Era, the Mesozoic Era, the Cenozoic Era and the present landscape of Iowa are included as well.
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Iowa Soils -- Iowa Physical Environment Series
Find out more about Iowa’s “black gold” including the particles it’s made of, how to identify the different soil types found in Iowa, and soil conservation techniques to preserve it.
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Restoring Iowa Prairies - Managing Iowa Habitats
With increasing awareness of the valuable role prairies play in the natural world, prairie communities throughout the Midwest are being identified, protected, and restored. This publication is to assist landowners interested in prairie restoration.
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Restoring Iowa Wetlands - Managing Iowa Habitats
This publication can assist landowners in the identification, restoration, and management of shallow-water wetlands similar to those once scattered across Iowa’s countryside.
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Iowa Habitat Loss and Disappearing Wildlife -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
This publication discusses habitats in Iowa, including woodland, prairies, and wetland and streams. It also provides information on periods of rampant habitat and wildlife loss and laws that protect habitat and wildlife in Iowa.
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Iowa Air Pollution -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
This publication discusses air pollution in Iowa and includes sections on air pollution and global climate change, stopping pollution at its source, and atmospheric ozone and CFCs.
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Iowa Water Pollution -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
This publication discusses water pollution in Iowa, and includes sections discussing surface and groundwater systems, non-point source and point source pollution, erosion, pollution, and siltation of waterways, preventing water pollution, and maintaining and improving water quality.
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Iowa Agricultural Practices and the Environment -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
Discover sustainable solutions to problems created by modern agriculture -- problems such as loss of diversity and soil erosion.
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People, Communities, and Their Iowa Environment -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
This publication discusses the nature of communities, community environmental benefits, and getting to know the community and the environment. It also discusses several stories of successful Iowa communities.
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Energy in Iowa -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
Learn about studying energy, fuels we use, renewable energy resources, and environmental and economic connections in this Iowa Environmental Issues publication. Also revisit Iowa’s energy vision, the legislation that is leading the way, and ways you can help Iowa move toward a sustainable energy future.
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Iowa Waste Management -- Iowa Environmental Issues Series
Learn about waste management in Iowa and how new beliefs and behaviors about garbage have encouraged Iowans to recycle more and waste less.
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Iowa Mammals -- Iowa Wildlife Series
Mammals are among the most interesting and popular of all Earth’s animals. This publication focuses specifically on mammals living in Iowa, with sections on mammal families, unique adaptations mammals have made to life in Iowa, economic impact of Iowa mammals, and wildlife protection and management.
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Iowa Winter Birds -- Iowa Wildlife Series
As winter arrives, many birds, especially those that feed on seeds or dormant insects, remain in Iowa. Find out more from this free digital publication that assists educators in teaching students about Iowa wildlife.

Students need to be knowledgeable about and appreciate local wildlife in order to better understand the natural environment. The Iowa Association of Naturalists has created this series of booklets to offer a basic understandable overview of Iowa wildlife.
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Iowa Nesting Birds -- Iowa Wildlife Series
Many species of colorful and vocal songbirds, waterfowl, game birds, birds of prey, and wading and shorebirds nest in Iowa. This publication provides several tables, complete with distinguishing characteristics and nesting habits, for these common birds. Suggestions for attracting nesting birds to your yard, as well as ways to protect them, also are discussed.
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Iowa Reptiles and Amphibians -- Iowa Wildlife Series
A wide variety and large number of reptiles and amphibians live in Iowa. Learn about the frogs, salamanders, toads, snakes, and turtles that inhabit the lakes, ponds, rivers, and woodlands in Iowa.
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Iowa Fish -- Iowa Wildlife Series
Learn about the wide variety of fish species found in waterways throughout the state of Iowa. Also learn about the effect water quality has on fish, and how fish populations are managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
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Iowa Wildlife Management -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
This publication discusses wildlife management, including its history, goals, and practices. It also includes sections on the basics of habitats, checks and balances, introduced species, and managing for wildlife diversity.
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Keeping Iowa Wildlife Wild -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
This publication put out by the Iowa Association of Naturalists provides general information on a variety of wildlife including mammals, birds of prey, and songbirds. It also gives instructions for what to do if you find an injured wild animal and what to do if you have uninvited visitors in or near your home.
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Misconceptions about Iowa Wildlife -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
We grow up with many myths and misconceptions about wildlife that make people fearful of certain animals. This publication clears up many misconceptions relating to spiders, insects, amphibians, snakes, birds, and mammals.
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State Symbols of Iowa -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
Iowa is a state with many unique, impressive, and important natural features. Our state government has recognized the importance of these natural features by designating some as official “state symbols.” Four of these symbols, the state flower, bird, tree, and rock, are discussed in this publication created by the Iowa Association of Naturalists.
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Iowa Food Webs and other interrelationships -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
Learn about Iowa food webs and how they are affected by human interaction in this publication from the Iowa Association of Naturalists. Interrelationships beyond food webs, including symbiotic, commensalism, mutualism, parasitic, and predation, as well as the attempts that have been made to restore such relationships in nature also are discussed.
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Natural Cycles in Iowa -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
Natural cycles are the processes by which all essential materials flow through the living and non-living parts of ecosystems. Learn about the natural water, gaseous, sedimentary, and nutrient cycling systems that occur in Iowa in this publication.
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Iowa Biodiversity -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
This publications talks about biodiversity and how the strength of natural habitats depends on the diversity of plant and animal life within those habitats and how a loss of diversity can have major impacts on the environment. Humans are dependent on a diversity of plant and animal resources as well, but overpopulation of people threatens biodiversity. Steps have been taken to protect the biodiversity of natural habitats and this publication provides ways individuals can make a difference.
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Adapting to Iowa -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
This publication discusses the Iowa environment, why it’s considered transitional, and the unique ways a wide variety of animals and plants have learned to adapt to Iowa’s variety of habitats.
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Important Iowa Conservationists -- Iowa Natural Resource Heritage Series
This publication provides mini biographies for several important Iowa conservationists, including John F. Lacey, the pioneer of federal conservation legislation; Bohumil Shimek, Iowa’s first environmental educator; Louis H. Pammel, founder of Iowa’s state park system; Ada Hayden, first voice for preservation of Iowa’s prairies; and Aldo Leopold, pioneer of modern conservation.
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Changing Land Use & Values -- Iowa Natural Resource Heritage Series
The ways in which people use land are constantly changing. This publication discusses how the Indians, European settlers, and the people of today have used and lived off Iowa land. Also learn about the four conservation movements that have taken place in Iowa, including the environmental awareness and protection movement.
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Iowa's Spring Wildflowers -- Iowa's Plants
Anyone interested in Iowa’s beautiful landscape will find this booklet, prepared by the Iowa Association of Naturalists, useful for learning and teaching about the common plants in Iowa. This publication is part of Iowa’s Plants booklet series and offers a basic overview of Iowa’s spring wildflowers, their ecology, and benefits. Detailed black and white drawings accompany the descriptions.
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Iowa's Summer and Fall Wildflowers -- Iowa's Plants
Anyone interested in the beauty of the Iowa outdoors will find this booklet, prepared by the Iowa Association of Naturalists, useful for learning and teaching about the common plants in Iowa. This publication is part of Iowa’s Plants booklet series and offers a basic overview of Iowa’s summer and fall wildflowers, their ecology, and benefits. Detailed black and white drawings accompany the descriptions.
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Benefits and Dangers of Iowa Plants -- Iowa's Plants
Plants fulfill specific roles in food chains, climate, and environment and ultimately affect other plants, wildlife, and people. Learn about the importance, benefits, and dangers of Iowa plants in this publication put out by the Iowa Association of Naturalists.
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Iowa's Trees -- Iowa's Plants
This publication provides basic information on trees. It also introduces the wide variety of trees found in Iowa that produce nuts, fruits, and seeds and the role these trees play in the environment.
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Seeds, Nuts, and Fruits of Iowa Plants -- Iowa's Plants
Plants are a beautiful and important part of nature. Learn about how they get their start in this publication about seeds from the Iowa Association of Naturalists. Topics discussed include what seeds are, how they are dispersed, and where they come from.
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Iowa's Mushrooms and Nonflowering Plants -- Iowa's Plants
Learn about Iowa's mushrooms and other nonflowering plants such as ferns, mosses, and algae.
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Iowa's Shrubs and Vines -- Iowa's Plants
This publication is part of Iowa’s Plants booklet series and is prepared by the Iowa Association of Naturalists. It offers a basic overview of Iowa’s shrubs and vines, their ecology, and benefits. Detailed black and white drawings accompany the descriptions.
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Iowa's Biological Communities -- Biological Communities
This publication provides an overview of the woodland, prairie, wetland, and waterway biological communities in Iowa. Also learn about how animals and plants have adapted to living in each of these environments, and why we should preserve and protect these areas in Iowa.
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Iowa Waterways -- Biological Communities
Learn about a variety of different waterway communities that are found in Iowa, as well as the plants and animals that live in these communities. Sections on water ecology, people and waterways, and protecting Iowa waterways also are included.
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