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Midwest Farmer Adaptive Management Responses to Perceptions of Excess Water-related Risks
A helpful handout for discussing variables that may influence farmer decisions regarding on-farm management practices, such as the decision to plant or not plant cover crops. This handout is based on
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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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Feed Bunk Management
Feedlot managers know the way to consistent and sustainable animal growth performance is through proper feed bunk management. From helping you understand feed mixing, composition and quantity to sugge
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Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit
The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit Booklet is a resource for communities to learn about Agricultural Urbanism and the tactics used to develop local food systems. It can be used as a full book or portio
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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 conclu
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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 conclus
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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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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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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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Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardens and Landscapes
Identifying and encouraging naturally occurring predators and parasites is a useful gardening skill. This fact sheet describes 10 beneficial insects and also offers other tips for preventing insect a
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Cannas for Home Landscapes
Cannas are bold, exotic-looking plants grown for their attractive flowers and foliage. Find information on cannas culture, planting, starting from seed, storage, and flower varieties and sources.
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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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Viburnums: Ideal Shrubs for Iowa Landscapes
Learn about the best viburnum species and cultivars for mid-Iowa (hardiness zones 4 and 5); also site selection and care and maintenance.
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Incorporating Prairies into Multifunctional Landscapes
See how prairies can benefit farms and find the steps necessary to establish and manage prairies. Look at various uses for prairies: livestock grazing, hay production, biomass feedstocks, and carbon s
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Iowa Population Over 100 Years
Offers population trends to inform community planning decisions. Gives key aspects of population change by metro, urban, and rural areas. Examines change across counties and identifies factors that
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Sustainable Home Landscapes
Sustainable landscapes require less time, money and other resources. This book provides information on creating an environmentally friendly, economically feasible, and beautiful landscape by placin
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Selecting a Grass Species for Iowa Lawns
No one type of grass species will thrive in all landscapes. Environmental conditions vary from one side of the state to the other. New, improved cultivars possess specific characteristics to counter t
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Reducing Weed Pressure in Ridge-Till - Sustainable Agriculture
Summarizes techniques for successful management of weeds in ridge-till cultivation using mechanical and cultural controls.
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Urban Pesticide Applications -- Notification Requirements and Sign Specifications for Commercial and Public Applicators in Iowa
This two-page fact sheet gives notification requirements and sign specifications for commercial and public pesticide applicators in urban areas of Iowa. Reviewed and updated as requirements change.
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Relative Emergence Sequence for Weeds of Corn and Soybeans -- Sustainable Agriculture
Provides information on weed development that can help growers determine the optimum time for tillage and crop planting to reduce weed populations.
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Introduction to Iowa Native Prairie Plants -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Find out more about native plants and their uses in a garden or large planting. Includes more than 20 color photos, plus a detailed chart of prairie plant characteristics.
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Prairies and Native Plantings as Outdoor Classrooms -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
This publication outlines a process and the resources needed to help establish prairie to be used as an outdoor classroom. Such a classroom can be used to educate elementary through high school aged s
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References and Resources for Prairies and Native Plantings -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Prairie plants and other native plants are returning to the Iowa landscape. This publication offers a list of resources that will help those planning to create any size prairie plantings.
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Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Flood-stressed trees show a variety of symptoms and also become candidates for insect and disease damage. Research has found some trees are more tolerant than others.
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Low-Growing Trees for Urban and Rural Iowa -- Community Trees
Choosing the proper tree will reduce tree/utility line conflicts, limit the need for pruning on a regular basis, and add to the beauty of the landscape. Fifteen recommended trees are described.
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Understanding Decline in Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Tips on how to identify, prevent, or reduce the stress-causing factors that lead to tree decline.
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Pruning Trees: Shade, Flowering, and Conifer -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Discover the art and science of pruning with informative photos and detailed guidelines.
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Managing Storm-Damaged Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Here are pruning tips for do-it-yourselfers or hiring hints if you bring in a professional.
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Soil Fertility Management Strategies - Philosophies, Crop Response and Costs -- Sustainable Agriculture
Results of a three-year study of side-by-side research plots to evaluate two different fertility management strategies (sufficient level of available nutrients and cation ratio).
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Protecting Sweet Corn from the Corn Earworm with Vegetable Oil and Btk -- Sustainable Agriculture
Read about one Iowa on-farm research project that confirms sweet corn producers can effectively manage corn earworm by applying vegetable oil-Btk.
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Community Tree Planting and Care Guide
Take this booklet, which includes the current recommendations of the Iowa Urban and Community Forest Council and Iowa State University, along as you plan, plant, and care for trees that will become to
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Swine System Options for Iowa - Sustainable Agriculture
Learn about Swedish deep-bedded group nursing systems for feeder pig production.
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Therapeutic Gardening: A Factor in Choosing Healthcare Facilities -- Reiman Gardens
When choosing a healthcare facility, consider the outdoor environment. Well-designed landscapes provide therapeutic benefits to physical, emotional, and mental health. Here are nine features to look
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Verticillium Wilt of Woody Plants -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Learn about symptoms and management strategies for this fungal disease. This pub also provides a list of susceptible and resistant species.
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Using Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Crops and Livestock in the Local Food System
The local food system is one of the fastest-growing markets in agriculture. Learn more about using organic agriculture and sustainable crops and livestock in local food systems.
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Oak Wilt-Identification and Management -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Management practices described can reduce losses due to this most damaging disease of oak trees in Iowa.
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Hosta Diseases and Pests -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Easily identify common diseases and pests and how to manage them effectively.
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Adapting Crop Share Agreements for Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
Questions to consider in finding the best crop share lease to provide equitable returns for the landowner and tenant when the farming system deviates from a conventional corn-soybean rotation.
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Considering Sustainable Agriculture on Your Rented Land
Several Iowa examples are given of different business arrangements for rented land, using sustainable practices. Communication between owner and tenant is one key.
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Iowa Butterfly and Caterpillar Food Preferences -- Reiman Gardens
Find out about providing food and nectar sources in our landscapes and gardens to support and encourage butterfly habitat. Approximately 75 species of butterflies have been recorded in Iowa.
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Leaf Spot and Melting Out of Turfgrass -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Description and management information, plus how to submit samples for diagnosis.
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Resources in Sustainable Agriculture
A compilation of both general and technical information on sustainable agriculture, including publications, videos, books, periodicals, organizations, and web resources.
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Fungal Cankers of Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Cultural management techniques can help reduce the risk of canker diseases.
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Using Mulches in Managed Landscapes -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Tips on using mulches to maximize benefits and avoid pitfalls.
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The Forest Where Ashley Lives
In this award-winning children's book, a 7-year-old girl named Ashley tells the story of her town's forest and how the trees help her community. Each page is colorfully illustrated to show a child mo
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Crown Rot: A Serious Disease of Hosta and Other Ornamentals -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
A problem since the mid-1990s, find out about management strategies for crown rot.
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Pine Wilt: A Fatal Disease of Exotic Pines in the Midwest -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Find out how this disease is caused, how it spreads, and what can be done to manage it.
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Crabapples for Midwestern Landscapes
More than 90 color photos showing 43 cultivars to match the correct tree to your specific site and personal needs. Choose from the cultivars to enjoy an avalanche of colorful, fragrant flowers each
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Composting Dead Livestock: A New Solution for an Old Problem - Sustainable Agriculture
Learn how on-farm composting of dead livestock can save producers money and help protect the environment.
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Linear Habitats in Rural Landscapes - Managing Iowa Habitats
The creative management of Iowa’s farmland is important for enhancing wildlife habitat, improving environmental quality, recreational opportunities, and visual appeal. This publication is to assist la
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Restoring Odd Areas in Rural Landscapes - Managing Iowa Habitats
This publication is to help landowners manage those “odd areas” like abandoned farmsteads, roadsides, and fence corners.
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Dutch Elm Disease and Disease-Resistant Elms -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Find out about disease-resistant elms to combat Dutch Elm Disease.
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Topping - Tree Care or Tree Abuse? -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Since topping trees is harmful, read about alternatives to solve site problems.
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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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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
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Diagnosing Tree Problems -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Guidelines for examining unhealthy trees and finding expert help.
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Christian Petersen: Urban Artist, 1900 - 1934
Christian Petersen spent the last half of his sculpting career in Iowa, from 1933 through 1955, and was consequently viewed as a Midwestern, regionalist artist. After his family's emigration from Denm
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