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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, contractors, farm planners, and others associated with drainage system planning, construction, and management.
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Site-Specific Nutrient Management
Site-specific management and planning for nutrient inputs is needed for optimizing economic return and minimizing effects on environmental quality. This publication includes information about factors that influence soil fertility, fertilization management, and associated relations with environmental quality.
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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 sequestering.
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Choosing an Arborist
Tree work should be performed only by a properly trained and equipped arborist. Considerations in choosing an arborist include certification, insurance, references, contracts, etc.
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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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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2009 Summary Report
Highlights from the 2009 farm and rural life poll include: the next generation of farmers, farm policy and commodity production, mixed livestock and grain farming, farming and food systems in rural communities, value-added agriculture, targeted conservation, nutrient removal wetlands, and personal and financial well-being.
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Choosing Fans for Livestock and Poultry Ventilation - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Good quality fans are essential for proper performance of mechanically ventilated facilities. Learn the basic principles of fan quality, rating, performance, installation, and fans for specialized uses.
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Concrete Specifications for Agriculture - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Specific recommendations for concrete guidelines for use in your agricultural business.
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Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual
The manual will be a valuable resource for organic farmers, educators, students, and professional advisors interested in the do’s, don’ts, how’s, and why’s of organic crop rotation. Crop Rotation on Organic Farms will be most applicable for the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada, but will also be useful in other parts of the U.S., Canada, and even Europe. The authors consulted with expert organic farmers to develop crop rotation guidelines and strategies that can be applied under various field conditions and with a wide range of crops. In addition, the book includes instructions for making crop rotation planning maps using Microsoft Excel and discusses intercropping and crop rotation during the transition to organic farming.
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A Targeted Conservation Approach for Improving Environmental Quality
Find out how targeted conservation practices can have the most impact on environmental quality while causing only a small change in overall agricultural production. Environmental benefits are discussed related to clean air and water, productive soils, diverse wildlife and plant habitat, and biological controls for crop protection.
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Vented Plumbing for Livestock Manure Handling Systems - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Animal manure systems that drain building manure pits into separate storage pits should have vented plumbing systems. This publication includes information on vented plumbing and information on other publications for additional help.
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Pit Recharge Manure Management System - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Use this system to provide better air quality inside livestock buildings and minimize equipment deterioration.
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Prairie Investigators -- Using Plants and Animals to Uncover the Mystery of the Prairie
Biologists are detectives; they observe clues and interpret what they see. Use this guide to practice those skills and learn about the tall-grass prairie.
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Water Issues in the Four State Heartland Region: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Water Issues in Iowa: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Water Issues in Nebraska: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Water Issues in Kansas: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Water Issues in Missouri: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Troubleshooting Natural Ventilation Systems - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Get details on using these four tools for trouble-shooting natural ventilation systems: a hi-low thermometer, a relative humidity sensor, ventilation smoke tubes, and your sensory perceptions.
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Living on Acreages: What You Need to Know
Living outside the city limits is much different than living in town. What do you need to know to live closer to nature and in harmony with rural neighbors? If you’re thinking of moving to an acreage or inhabit one now, Living on Acreages will be a valuable instruction manual and reference to everything from building and landscaping in the country to maintaining rural property.
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National Directory Organic Agriculture Expertise July 2005
This publication contains contact information on self-identified organic agriculture experts from 42 states and several countries around the world.
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Enhancing Profitability in Greenhouse Firms
This book teaches greenhouse managers, their business advisors, and educators how to gain a competitive edge by analyzing industry trends. Topics include: Marketing improvement. Retention of quality employees. Correct product mix determination. Handling and distribution efficiency. Making sound equipment purchases. Advantageous analysis of budgeting, pricing, and finances. Worksheets, financial equations, and sample analyses are featured.
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Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture
Detailed information on organic agriculture including history, legalities and logistics, labeling, marketing, and pest and weed management. Includes two field examples on organic soybean and apple production.
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National Pest Alert -- West Nile Virus in North America
West Nile encephalitis, a mosquito-transmitted disease, was first documented in North America during the summer of 1999, when an outbreak occurred in New York City. Since that time, cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection have been confirmed innortheastern, north central, southern, and western regions of the United States, and the virus is expected to spread throughout North America. Read this bulletin and be well informed about WNV.
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Gaseous Emissions from Animal Agriculture
An overview of the farm emissions problem, plus suggested resources discussing current research and information on air quality and animal agriculture.
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Vegetative Filter Strips - For Improved Surface Water Quality
Vegetative filter strips are planted along streams, ponds, and lakes, and are important management tools to reduce runoff and improve water quality. Find out more.
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Confinement Site Manure Applicator Study Guide Notebook
Iowa's confinement site manure applicator certification is designed to help you use manure as an asset and avoid water quality problems due to improper application. Find out about land application, emergencies and safety, applicator rules, recordkeeping, and more.
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Commercial Manure Applicator Certification Study Guide
Iowa's confinement site manure applicator certification is designed to help you use manure as an asset and avoid water quality problems due to improper application. Find out about land application, emergencies and safety, applicator rules, and more. This study guide is for commercial applicators.
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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: Many Rivers Run Through It -- Poster

Large wall map (24" x 36") of the many rivers in Iowa.
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Watering Systems for Grazing Livestock - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Learn about water tank location, central water sources with short supply lines, distribution systems for individual paddocks, and more.
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Thermal Environmental Guidelines for Swine Housing - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Optimal temperature ranges for pigs through the life cycle.
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You Can't Afford Not to Haul Manure - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Cost-benefit analysis of properly using livestock manure.
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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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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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Coping with Contaminated Wells
The most common cause of well water test failures is bacterial problems caused by well deterioration. This publication addresses how to handle contaminated well issues by looking at coliform and nitrate problems.
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Agricultural Pesticide Impacts on Prairie Wetlands
This publication encourages safe and effective use of pesticides as the way of doing business to protect our vital wetlands. Learn about wetlands and how they can be protected.
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Luvabug Learning -- The Child Scientist at Play
Includes five "serendipity" activities designed to help creative teachers make the most of children's high regard for insects.
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Composting to Reduce the Waste Stream
Intended for home composters and educational programs, this guide contains figures, tables, and diagrams clarifying the details of home composting. An appendix provides step-by-step instructions for constructing compost bins. Topics within the guide also cover: raw materials, the compost process, composting methods, pile construction, using compost, troubleshooting, and using the guide as an educational resource.
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