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Drainage Water Quality Impacts of Various In-field Nutrient Management Practices: Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm
This publication discusses the results of in-field nutrient management practice research conducted at the Iowa State University Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm.
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Drainage Water Quality Impacts of Various In-field Nutrient Management Practices: Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
This publication discusses the results of in-field nutrient management practice research conducted at the Iowa State University Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm.
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Ecology and management of European corn borer in Iowa field corn
European corn borer has been a significant pest of Iowa field corn since the 1940s. This publication discusses the European corn borer life cycle, injury caused to corn and management options with a
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Drainage Water Quality Impacts of Various In-field Nutrient Management Practices: Agriculture Drainage Research and Demonstration Site - Gilmore City
This publication discusses the results of in-field nutrient management practice research conducted at the Iowa State University Agriculture Drainage Research and Demonstration Site in north-central Io
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Drainage Water Quality Impacts of Various In-field Nutrient Management Practices: Comparison of Biofuel Systems Site
This publication discusses the results of in-field nutrient management practice research conducted at the Iowa State University Biofuel Systems Site.
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Drainage Water Quality Impacts of Various In-field Nutrient Management Practices: Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
This publication discusses the results of in-field nutrient management practice research conducted at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm.
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Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs - Quick Reference Guide
Plan ahead for a successful fair experience. Use these guidelines to help select an acceptable product for exhibit, find an approved recipe source, and identify the appropriate preparation method.
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A Model for Community Change
Why do some communities succeed and others struggle? Why does one community enjoy a robust local economy and just a few miles down the road another community is resigned to stagnation and decline?
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Corn and Soybean Field Guide Web Book
Engage the crop scouting with expertly narrated videos, slide shows, interactive graphs, simulations, visual quizzes and more. This interactive textbook provides a guided learning experience and allow
Climate and Managing Corn-Soybean Agroecosystems Vol. 2
It is critical, given an increasingly variable climate and occurrence of extreme weather events, to develop and test management approaches that increase the adaptive capacity of corn-based agriculture
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A Manager's Guide to Food Hub Finances - How to Evaluate and Improve Your Food Hub Operations
The purpose of this PDF guide (LF-0015A) is to explore how food hubs can use their own financial data to identify and address the strengths and challenges in their operation. Relying on data that most
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2017 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2017 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates. This information is based on a sur
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Commercial Potato Production Guide
Potatoes are the world’s most important vegetable crop and have been grown in the United States since the early 1700s. This publication discusses the many different types of potato and their character
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Reducing Nutrient Loss: Science Shows What Works
Iowa has been working for decades to protect and improve water quality through best scientific management, land use, and edge-of-field practices to reduce nutrient loss from farmland. The Iowa Nutr
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Crop Advantage | 2017 Series Proceedings
These proceedings feature summaries from workshops presented as part of the 2017 statewide Crop Advantage Series. Authors provide key points of their presentation, references for print and Internet m
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Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals
This newly expanded guide provides weed identification and control information that turfgrass professionals can use to develop effective weed control programs for golf courses, athletic fields, sod fa
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Fungicide Resistance in Field Crops FAQ
This publication answers some common questions that farmers or agribusiness may have about fungicide resistance in field crops, including information on how fungi become resistant to fungicides and ho
Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2017
This 180-page guide contains a spray schedule and background information for commercial producers of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes and berries. Recommendations for herbicides, pestic
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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
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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2017
This annual guide is a summary of currently suggested vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control, and disease control measures for commercial growers. The recom
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2017 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
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ISU Extension and Outreach Council Member Guide to Success: Let your journey begin
This booklet assists council members understand their role, responsibilities and the land grant mission. The booklet can be used as a training and resource guide for council members and staff. Find
Iowa Drainage Guide
This publication provides guidelines for drainage improvements installed on Iowa's agricultural land. It provides legal, soil management, and engineering information to farmers, engineers, contractor
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Fresh Fruit Guide
This guide offers tips on how to select, store, and prepare fruit.
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Fresh Vegetable Guide
This guide offers tips on how to select, store, and prepare vegetables.
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Community Tree Planting and Care Guide
Trees provide many benefits to communities such as improved air quality, wildlife habitat and reduced energy consumption during the summer and winter. This publication discusses proper techniques for
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Grain & Oilseed Basics Module
This module is to acquaint you with various grains and oilseeds grown in the United States and discusses how the major grains (wheat and corn) and soybeans are handled, processed, and used in food, fe
Corn Processing Module
This module is designed to help understand how corn is processed into food, feed, and industrial products and where potential food and feed safety problems may occur, and how corn processing fits into
Pricing Forage in the Field
This publication provides an explanation of how to price forage in the field. It includes details on corn silage, oats, hay and haylage, and cornstalks and examples for each.
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Crop Rotations, Composting and Cover Crops for Organic Vegetable Production
Organic production and consumption has increased to a $39.5 billion industry in the United States with over 22,000 organic farmers. Over 5.4 million acres are in organic production in the U.S., includ
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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 kno
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Veterinary Feed Directive
In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began issuing Compliance Policy Guides (CPG) regarding antibiotic usage in animal agriculture. Compliance Policy Guide 209 established FDA’s position tha
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Intro Guide to Pond Management
This 27 minute guide discusses management techniques for pond management. We take a look at how size, shape, depth and location influence how ponds need to be cared for. Presented by Allen Patt
Fish Stocking Guide for Iowa Ponds
This 17 minute guide to stocking fish in Iowa ponds discusses proper pond construction, choosing the right fish for the pond and correct harvesting techniques. Presented by Allen Pattillo,
Corn and soybean Field Guide
This revised, 158-page pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") combines the Corn Field Guide and Soybean Field Guide in one publication for ease of use by corn and soybean farmers, agronomists, and
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Corn and soybean Field Guide (Unit=25)
This revised, 158-page pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") combines the Corn Field Guide and Soybean Field Guide in one publication for ease of use by corn and soybean farmers, agronomists, an
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Commercial Asparagus Production
Asparagus is a hardy perennial of the lily family. The plant originated in the coastal regions of Europe and Asia but is now grown throughout the world. It is one of the first vegetable crops to be av
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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
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Facilitator Training Flyer - Sponsored
An 8.5" x 11" flyer designed to promote facilitator training for the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The flyer is available as a pdf download and can
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A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases
A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases provides an overview of the corn diseases that currently occur in the United states and Canada, with an emphasis on diagnosing diseases in the field. Information for
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A Farmer's Guide to Soybean Diseases
A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases provides an overview of the soybean diseases that currently occur in the United states and Canada, with an emphasis on diagnosing diseases in the field. Informatio
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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 relat
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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
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Estimating Field Capacity of Farm Machines
Includes ways to figure a machine's theoretical field capacity (TFC), effective field capacity (EFC), and field efficiency (FE).
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Managing the Field within the Field
The most important step in site-specific management is the identification of high traffic areas. Proper diagnosis of the cause of the problem, whether due to overuse, compaction, poor drainage, weed e
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Putting the Field to Bed
To insure health in the spring, an athletic field must be properly cared for before winter hits. This publication discusses how to get a fall sport field ready for the winter and how to get a spring s
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Cafeteria Coaching Toolkit
Cafeteria coaching is a cafeteria-based program that uses middle school and high school students along with school nutrition staff and cafeteria staff to encourage kids to try new foods and eat nutrit
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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 neonico
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A Guide to Sustainable Food Procurement for Retail Foodservices
Where and how food is grown or produced is of interest to consumers and retail foodservices; sustainable food production is a key part of this interest. The Guide to Sustainable Food Procurement addre
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Finding a Certified Pesticide Applicator for Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
A useful guide to finding certified pesticide applicators who can treat for tree and shrub pests, including the emerald ash borer.
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Farm Energy: Case Studies - Techniques to improve tractor energy efficiency and fuel savings
Across Iowa’s farmland, the purchase of diesel fuel for field operations is the greatest single expense for direct energy consumption. In many cases when a tractor is required, helpful strategies are
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Preventing Compaction on Athletic Fields
This publication highlights school professionals and their influence on the overall use of the athletic field and natural turf quality.
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Athletic Field Seeding and Irrigation Tips
Due to the high demand for athletic fields, renovation intervals of fields have become shorter over the last decade. Facilities are being pushed for quick turnaround to make game fields ready, from le
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Weed Identification Field Guide 2nd Edition (Unit=44)
The Weed Identification Field Guide, 2nd Edition, is a revised and expanded pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") for farmers and agronomists to use for weed identification in Iowa corn and soybe
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Registration Flyer - Spanish
An 8.5" x 11" registration flyer in Spanish designed to collect registration information and promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The registra
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Views From the Field: Farmers on Changing Weather Patterns (Video)
In 2014, farmers across the Midwest were stepping up to the challenge of a more variable climate and extreme weather events. Hear several of them talk about their experiences and the practices they ha
A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers
People interested in hosting a farmer training program (incubator or other) will find the resources in this publication useful to teach a Beginning Farmer Training program. The curriculum in this manu
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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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Farmer attitudes toward farm-level adaptation to increased weather variability
This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to four questions posed to farmers, about the need for farm-level adaptation to increased weather variability. The questions were a part of
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Corn Belt farmers' attitudes toward institutional support for adaptation to increased weather variability
This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to four questions posed to farmers, about the need for institutional support for adaptation to increased weather variability. The questions
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Corn Belt farmers' attitudes toward actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to two questions posed to farmers, about the need for government and/or farmers to take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ques
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Corn Belt farmers' beliefs about climate change and its causes
This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to five questions posed to farmers, about climate change and its causes. The questions were a part of a USDA-NIFA-supported survey, conducte
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Recommended Tomato Varieties for Commercial Production in Iowa
A publication providing information on suitable tomato varieties for commercial field and high tunnel production in Iowa. Even home growers of tomatoes will find a number of determinate and indetermin
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End of Season Cornstalk Nitrate Testing (Video)
This how-to video explains how to prepare a cornstalk sample for end of season lab testing of nitrate levels and how to interpret the results from the lab. This resource is part of the USDA-N
Woodchip Bioreactors: removing nitrate from field tile lines (Video)
This video explains how woodchip bioreactors remove nitrates from field tile lines. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 35 fi
Fish Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this fish monitoring sheet as a guide to record fish health.
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Feeding Practices Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this sheet as a guide to monitor fish feeding practices.
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Water Quality Management Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this sheet as a guide for recording water quality information.
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Farmer's Tax Guide: For use in preparing 2015 Returns
This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return. The explanations and examples in
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A Guide to Food Safety - Retail Foodservice Employees
This 2-page brochure is for retail foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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A Guide to Food Safety - School Foodservice Employees
This 2-page brochure is for school foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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A Guide to Food Safety - Assisted Living Employees
This 2-page brochure is for assisted living foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide 2nd Edition
The updated and expanded edition of this popular, 162-page guide includes nearly 30 pages of new material, including cover crop suggestions for common rotations, up-and-coming cover crop species, effe
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Understanding Water Needs of Diverse, Multi-year Crop Rotations
Crop rotation diversification is a tool farmers have to reduce economic risk, disrupt pest cycles, increase soil resilience, and improve water quality. Investigators with the Sustainable Corn Project
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Farmer Perspectives on Climate Change
These three articles and graphs summarize one project's social science research to develop a better understanding of farmer perspectives on climate change and what they think should be done to prepare
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Corn Belt Farmers' Adaptation to Increased Precipitation
Authors discuss and illustrate the complexity of on-farm management decisions and what influences their decisions, based on their research for the USDA-NIFA Sustainable Corn Project. Lois Wright Mo
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Scientists Explore Crop Management Options for Storing Soil Carbon
Article explains how some researchers are studying on-farm practices that are likely to increase carbon storage in soil. Lynn Laws is a communications specialist for Iowa State University and for t
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Lifecycle Benefits and Costs of Inorganic Nitrogen Fertilizer
A lot has been written about the downstream enivironmental costs of inorganic nitrogen fertilizer. Through an interview with Robert Anex, professor at the University of Wisconsin, this article exp
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In-season N Applications Increasing in Response to More Frequent Wet Springs
Peter Scharf makes a case for in-season applications of nitrogen, for corn systems. Scharf is a plant sciences professor at the University of Missouri and a principle investigator on the USDA-NIFA
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Winter Rye Cover Cropping System: A Long-term Investment
The benefits of cover crops are becoming well known, but researchers also want to know more about the long term impacts of cover crops on corn and soybean yields. Based on an interview with John Sa
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Research Shows Soybeans Provide Consistent Reduction in Nitrous Oxide Emissions
Michael Castellano shares his research findings that soybean crops reduce field emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas. Castellano is an assistant professor of agronomy at Iowa State Universi
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Cover Crops Shown to Suppress Soybean Diseases
Darin Eastburn shares the results of studies that show use of cover crops tend to suppress diseases in soybean crops. Eastburn is an associate professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Illi
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Cover Crops Shelter Beneficial and Harmful Insects
Matthew O'Neal shares preliminary results of his studies of the response of both pests and beneficial insects to cover crops. O'Neal is an associate professor of entomology at Iowa State University
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Resilient Agriculture
This publication for farmers, farm advisors and agricultural teachers contains articles about some of the findings of a USDA-NIFA-funded project researching ways to make corn-soybean systems more resi
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Corn Growth and Development: Climate Matters
The author describes how and at what stages temperature, extreme rainfalls and other weather stresses can affect corn growth. Lori Abendroth is the project manager of the USDA-NIFA Sustainable Corn Pr
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Climate Change Impacts in the Corn Belt
Dennis Todey details the agricultural impacts of climate change occurring within the Corn Belt. Todey is the South Dakota State Climatologist at South Dakota State University, an associate professo
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Predicting the Impact of Increasing Temperatures on Corn Yield
Two scientists explain their research findings which predict the impacts of warmer temperatures on corn crops. Bruno Basso, Ph. D., is an associate professor of agroecosystems sciences at Michigan
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Corn Belt States Create Nutrient Reduction Strategies to Address Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia
Based on an interview with Catherine Kling and some of her writings on the topic, this article summarizes the problem of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and actions needed to address the problem. Kli
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Drainage Water Management in the Corn Belt
Holding back drainage water in a field, with a water control structure, allows water to flow through longer pathways and seep into deeper soil layers. In addition to water quality benefits, it's possi
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Cover Crops Produce Benefits in Wet and Dry Times
In this publication, Lynn Laws describes how farmers and researchers are finding that cover crops provide benefits in both wet and dry seasons. Laws is a communications specialist for Iowa State Un
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Soil Sample Information Sheet for Field Crops
Form to submit field crop soil sample information to the ISU Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory. Remember to keep a copy for yourself.
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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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For Farm and Agribusiness Management Strategies and Information...
There is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm and agribusiness management field specialist near you.
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Twelve Steps to Cash Flow Budgeting
Here is a step-by-step guide to develop a cash-flow budget, analyze the budget, and to help budget for major investments.
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Industrial Corn Stover Harvest
Stakeholders in the corn stover supply chain will have to prepare for variations at harvest in stover moisture, field conditions, equipment operations, and after-harvest storage issues. This publicati
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Field and Bale-level Moisture Content Variability
Knowing the moisture content of biomass is critical to preventing its microbial degradation. This publication addresses how making appropriate storage decisions can help producers and end users manage
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Township Trustee and Clerk Reference Manual
Guide of key legal provisions and responsibilities of township trustees and clerks (not all-inclusive). Several forms and models of agreements also included. For a complete record of laws and polic
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A General Guide for Crop Nutrient and Limestone Recommendations in Iowa
Find phosphorus and potassium recommendations, micronutrient recommendations, and limestone recommendations for soils. Also find soil test procedures and categories.
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Pitfall Tutorial (Video)
Michael Dunbar, PhD graduate student at Iowa State University, demonstrates how to prepare a pitfall for collection and study of insects/pests in corn fields. This resource is part of the USD
Guide to Liquid Sanitizer Washes with Fruit and Vegetables
This publication is for growers looking for information about the best post-harvest sanitizing practices for fresh fruits and vegetables. It includes a comprehensive chart of five commonly used liquid
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Keeping pesticides and nutrients in the field (Unit=Pkg of 25)
Find management practices that keep pesticides and nutrients in the field and out of Iowa's rivers and streams. Describes how pesticides move through the soil. Includes a checklist of management pract
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Giant Miscanthus Establishment
Giant Miscanthus is a popular crop for biomass production in the Midwest. Following recommendations for field preparation and management, timing and plants to use will help create a productive crop th
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Soil Judging in Iowa
Soil judging consists of evaluating certain properties of a soil and translating these evaluations into recommendations for land use. This booklet is a guide for making these evaluations and interpret
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Rules and Regulations for 4-H Equine Shows in Iowa
This detailed handbook is a guide for 4-H'ers, 4-H leaders, county extension staff, show managers, judges, and others responsible for conducting 4-H light horse shows in Iowa.
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Placemat
A 17" x 11" placemat designed to promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The placemat is available as a pdf download and can be personalized
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Flyer
An 8.5" x 11" flyer designed to promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The flyer is available as a pdf download and can be personalized using
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Registration Flyer
An 8.5" x 11" registration flyer designed to collect registration information and promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The registration form i
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Cover Crop Selection and Management Part 1 of 3 (Video)
Tom Kaspar discusses how to select and manage cover crops for corn-based cropping systems in the upper Midwest. Dr. Kaspar is a Plant Physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory in
Cover Crop Selection and Management Part 2 (Video)
Tom Kaspar discusses how to select and manage cover crops for corn-based cropping systems in the upper Midwest. Dr. Kaspar is a Plant Physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory in
Cover Crop Selection and Management Part 3 (Video)
Tom Kaspar discusses how to select and manage cover crops for corn-based cropping systems in the upper Midwest. Dr. Kaspar is a Plant Physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory in
Cover Cropping at the Homestead (Video)
Jason Jones, Iowa farmer, discusses selection and rotation of cover crops to complement different vegetable crops. Jones farms at The Homestead's 8-acre CSA farm. The Homestead is a human resource
Plot Design Options for On-Farm Cover Crop Trials (Video)
Mark Licht, extension field agronomist, Iowa State University, discusses recommendations and considerations when setting up cover crop field trials. This is an informational video for field specialist
Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategies (Video)
Matthew Helmers, professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, talks about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the practices that help to reduce nitrate loss. Prese
Scouting for twospotted spider mites in corn and soybean
 The Scouting for twospotted spider mites in corn and soybean card is a 6-page, tri-fold pocket-sized guide (3¾" x 6") containing scouting information, a description, and images of inju
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On-farm Food Safety: Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide
Suggested checklists, standard procedures, and schedules to document proper on-farm cleaning and sanitizing practices.
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Employers' Instructional Guide | Training Employees Who Operate Agricultural Tractors
Training employees who operate agricultural tractors is important. All operators should be informed of the nine safe operating practices presented in this publication. WWW only.
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Fungicides for Field Crops
This publication contains information on a wide variety of topics related to fungicides and reviews fungicide use for many different field crops grown in the United States. Published by APS Press, Fun
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Remember sun safety in the field -- Safe Farm
Learn more about sun exposure and ways to reduce your risk, with hats, clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
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Planting and Harvesting Times for Garden Vegetables
This guide can help northern, southern, and central Iowa vegetable growers schedule the planting of gardens so space may be used efficiently. Includes a staggered planting and harvest chart for crops
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Survivor's Guide to Healthy Web Surfing and Phone Apps
Evaluate phone apps and online sites that offer health information by using this helpful guide. Find suggested sites and know what to look for as you evaluate the reliability of information you find.
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Quick Fit Program
Improve or maintain your fitness level with these easy-to-follow resources focused on six exercises that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Available as pdf downloads below. Wallet guide - Designed
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Growing Grapes in the Home Garden
Home gardeners can successfully grow grapes in Iowa. Whether you are growing a backyard garden or beginning your own vineyard, basic requirements include a good planting site, hardy varieties (cultiva
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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
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Small Open Lot Dairies in Iowa -- a producer guide
Find ways to better manage dairy feedlot manure and runoff and assess environmental impact. Includes practices that help you manage manure nutrients while protecting water quality. Explains how state
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Soil Nitrogen Cycle
Great teaching resource as well as a handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0109 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data fro
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Cover Crops
Great teaching resource as well as a handout for CSCAP 0110 2012 VIDEO. Potential benefits of cover crops outlined. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agricultu
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Exploring Climate Change Beliefs
This fact sheet describes some research findings about how farmer beliefs and perceptions about climate change influence on-farm decisions. Great teaching resource as well as a handout for use wit
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Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture
A great teaching resource as well as a handout for CSCAP 0113 2012 VIDEO where Michael Castellano, assistant professor, Iowa State University, explains how agricultural greenhouse gases (GHGs) are mea
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No-Tillage Impacts on Soil Carbon, Nitrogen, and Water
Great teaching resource as well as a handout for CSCAP 0114 2012 VIDEO. The benefits of no-tillage in a corn-soybean system explained. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for clim
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Integrated Pest Management, Filling in the Cracks
How climate change is impacting plant diseases, pests and weeds in corn-soybean systems in the Midwest. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gather
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Understanding the Dynamics of Soil Diversity and Variability in the Field
Handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0116 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 35 field sites and thousands of farme
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Climate and Climate Change
Fact sheet about climate change and handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0120 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 3
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Soil Organic Carbon Cycle
Fact sheet about soil organic carbon and a handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0121 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered da
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The Water Balance
Fact sheet about field scale water balance and handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0123 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathere
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Nitrogen Sensing and Impact on C, N, H2O
Fact sheet about using nitrogen sensing for precision application of nitrogen and handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0124 2012 VIDEO or its abridged version, CSCAP 0124 2012 VIDEO ABRIDGED Thi
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Climate Change and Farm Producer Needs and Costs
Handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0179 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 35 field sites and thousands of farme
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Soil Nitrogen Cycle (Video)
John Sawyer, professor, Iowa State University explains the nitrogen cycle with references to nitrogen management in corn-soybean cropping systems and current research issues. This resource is
Cover Crops (Video)
Eileen J. Kladivko, Purdue University, discusses the potential benefits of cover crops and how they could contribute to increased resiliency of our corn-soybean production systems, in response to the
Exploring Climate Change Beliefs (Video)
Jonathan Hobbs, PhD Graduate Student, Iowa State University, describes his research regarding farmer beliefs and perception about climate change and how those influence on-farm decisions. Thi
Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture (Video)
Michael Castellano, assistant professor, Iowa State University, explains how greenhouse gases (GHGs) are measured in agricultural systems, what agricultural GHGs are significant and why, and strategie
No-Tillage Impacts on Soil Carbon, Nitrogen, and Water (Video)
Warren Dick, professor, Ohio State University, gives a history and explains the potential negative and beneficial impacts of no-tillage in a corn-soybean system. This resource is part of the
Integrated Pest Management, Filling in the Cracks (Video)
Daren Mueller, assistant professor, Iowa State University, explains how crop insects, diseases and weeds can be affected by temperature, moisture and crop production practices. This resource
Climate and Climate Change (Video)
A primer on climate change, presented by Raymond Arritt, professor, Iowa State University. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data
The Soil Carbon Cycle (Video)
Dr. Sasha Kravchenko, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, discusses soil organic carbon cycle and crop management practices that increase and store carbon in the soil, while improving soil
The Water Balance (Video)
Dr. Laura Bowling, Associate Professor, Purdue University, discusses the importance of understanding, measuring and managing field-scale water balances. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA
Canopy Sensors & Nitrogen: Contributions to Adaptation & Mitigation to Climate Change (Video)
Dr. Peter Scharf, Professor, University of Missouri, discusses the use of nitrogen sensing equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize loss of nitrogen fertilizer, and nitrogen management’s potentia
Canopy Sensors & Nitrogen: Contributions to Adaptation & Mitigation to Climate Change (Video) Abridged version
Abridged version (3:33 minutes) of CSCAP 0124 2012 VIDEO Dr. Peter Scharf, Professor, University of Missouri, discusses the use of nitrogen sensing equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize los
Climate Change and Farm Producer Needs and Costs (Speed Science Video)
John Tyndall, assistant professor, Iowa State University, discusses qualitative research being conducted to better understand farm producer needs and costs associated with adopting management practice
Understanding the Dynamics of Soil Diversity and Variability in the Field (Video)
Jeanette Goodman, PhD Graduate Student, Purdue University, discusses research being led by Dr. Phillip Owens, to understand the dynamics of soil diversity and variability in corn-based cropping system
Scouting for Goss's wilt of corn
The Scouting for Goss's wilt of corn card is a 6-page, tri-fold pocket-sized guide (3¾" x 6") that outlines the symptoms, scouting, management, and disease cycle of Goss's wilt in corn.
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Energy consumption for row crop production - Farm Energy
This publication provides an overview of farm energy use related to corn and soybean production in Iowa. Three areas of row crop production--field operations, fertilizer and pesticide application, and
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ISU Extension and Outreach Captain's Chair
This sturdy red captain's chair has two mesh cup holders and proudly displays ISU Extension and Outreach on the back in white. Convenient matching red carry bag with drawstring and carry strap incl
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Speed Scouting for Soybean Aphid
The Speed Scouting for Soybean Aphid card is a tool for soybean growers to monitor soybean aphid populations in fields using the Speed Scouting technique. The card has both instructions for the Speed
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Stink Bugs of the Midwest
This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found in lawns, landscapes and field crops.
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Stink Bugs of the Midwest (Unit = 25)
Sold in units of 25 - Buy in bulk, $ave on S&H This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found in
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Stink Bugs of the Midwest (Unit = 100)
Sold in units of 100 - Buy in bulk, $ave on S&H This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found
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Small Open Beef Feedlots in Iowa -- a producer guide
Find ways to better manage feedlot manure and runoff and assess environmental impact. Includes practices that manage manure nutrients while protecting water quality. Explains how state and federal
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Field Crop Insects
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 al
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Iowa Core Manual - Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This certification manual is intended to provide the "core" or basic understanding of safe and responsible pesticide use needed to successfully pass the Iowa Core examination for commercial
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Alfalfa Management Guide
Learn how to achieve top yields to maximize profits. This 2011 edition offers the latest information and strategies for alfalfa establishment, production, and harvest. Includes many color photos and c
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Category 5, Aquatic Pest Control -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
Prepare for certification examinations in category 5, Aquatic Pest Control, by studying this manual. Full color images used throughout. This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core
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Improving Corn Drying Efficiency - Farm Energy
Get info to help effectively control corn drying energy costs – that in some years can rival costs used to plant and harvest the crop. Content gives basic concepts of heated air and natural air drying
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Soybean Aphid Field Guide
A revised, 52-page pocket-sized guide (3-¾" x 6") for soybean producers and soybean agronomists containing soybean aphid biology, scouting and management information for Iowa. Includes color
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Creating an Entomology Project
You can do all kinds of projects with insects. This guide can help you zero in on what interests you. Gives directions to make an insect exhibit. Also find helpful images that show how to make a displ
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Small Meat Processor Business Planning Guide
This guidebook walks you through creating a business plan for a small meat processing facility. It uses a real business plan as an example. Use this guidebook to clearly state your business goals,
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Emerged seedling in a field setting
Plant emerged through the soil in an Iowa corn fieldAll digital media is copyrighted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Each purchase includes your acknowledgement and agreement of the T
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Field photograph of corn early-season (no sky showing)
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Upper plant canopy of a corn field
Upper portion of plants in an Iowa corn fieldAll digital media is copyrighted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Each purchase includes your acknowledgement and agreement of the Terms an
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Field photograph of young corn (with sky)
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Field photograph of corn mid-season (with sky)
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Silking ear in field
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Rolling Iowa corn field (with sky)
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Heart Disease and You -- Facts About Risk Factors
Reduce your heart disease risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Use this guide to learn the risk factors you have and to estimate your risk of a heart attack in the next 10 years.
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Tractor Maintenance to Conserve Energy - Farm Energy
Machinery represents a significant portion of capital costs in farming operations. Learn tips to manage a well-kept fleet of machinery, able to respond to changing field conditions and other seasonal
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On-farm Food Safety: Food Handling Guide
Details of safe food handling habits related to health, hygiene, and handwashing for all farm workers.
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Common Problems of Ash Trees
Many ash tree problems can be mistaken for emerald ash borer infestation. Before removal or needlessly treating with pesticides, use this diagnostic guide to distinguish emerald ash borer injury from
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Weed Identification Field Guide 2nd Edition
The Weed Identification Field Guide, 2nd Edition, is a revised and expanded pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") for farmers and agronomists to use for weed identification in Iowa corn and soybe
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