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Iowa Soil Judging Score Card
Soil judging consists of evaluating certain properties of a soil and interpreting these evaluations for land use recommendations. This score card provides space for recording both the choices made and the scores earned by the contestants in soil judging contests.
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Nematodes That Attack Corn in Iowa
Learn about how to sample for nematodes and control them.
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1% Linolenic Soybean Oil, A Soybean Solution to Trans Fat
Read about this no-trans-fat soybean oil, an alternative to hydrogenated oils.
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Iowa Rural Life Survey 2003 Summary Report
Find out what more than 2,000 rural, non-farm Iowans think about the social and economic climate in the state.
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The Iowa Beef Center
This fact sheet is an introduction to the Iowa Beef Center. The center has been developed to enhance the vitality, profitability, and growth of the Iowa beef industry.
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Agricultural Health Study - Risk Factors for Agricultural Injury
Results of an ag health study in Iowa that describes types of injuries and factors associated with significant risk for the year 1997. This study is part of a broad research project to identify ways to reduce farmwork-related injuries.
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Agricultural Health Study -- Prostate Cancer and Agricultural Pesticides
This 1994 - 1999 ag health study found an increased incidence of prostate cancer among men with a family history of prostate cancer and exposure to six ag chemicals. Research continues.
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Conference on Clout Proceedings; March 16-17, 2001
Contains a complete transcript of the speeches and presentations given at the CLOUT conference, March 16 - 17, 2001, at Iowa State University.
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Agricultural Health Study -- Study Update 2002
Publication discusses study update for Agricultural Health Study in 2002.

Get more information at www.aghealth.org.
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1999 Iowa Farm Injury and Fatality Data by County -- Safe Farm
Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and engaged in production or present during production.
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Establishing Realistic Yield Goals
Establishing realistic yield goals provides a basis for enhancing management effectiveness and increasing efficiency of crop production.
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Low Temperature Drying Systems in Iowa
This publication discusses many of the most important decisions you need to make to successfully develop and use low-temperature grain drying systems in Iowa. The information about selecting equipment and operating the bin is appropriate only for corn, and similar for grain sorghum.
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Four Roads to the Future of Agriculture
Details on the future success of: commodity farms, product farms, direct market/specialty farms, and multiple-income farms.
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A Summary of Carcass Data - Grid Demo 1999
Details from a 1999 grid demonstration of 3,159 head of cattle from 29 producers in 79 marketing groups.
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How the Demo Cattle Fit Grid Markets - Grids Demo 1999
How the 1999 grid demonstration cattle described in IBC 6 publication fit into grid markets.
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Weed Emergence Sequences: Knowledge to Guide Scouting and Control flyer
This flyer provides information on when weeds begin to emerge in order to help determine the appropriate time to scout fields and implement control tactics.
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Home Propagation Techniques
Part of the fun of gardening is in starting your own plants. This illustrated guide summarizes what you need to know about propagating plants from seeds, cuttings, divisions of tuberous roots, ground and air layering, and grafting.
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Identifying Valuable Corn Quality Traits for Starch Production
This report is prepared by the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative Traits Task Team. It summarizes possible corn modifications to achieve new starches.
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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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Flexible Rent of Swine Buildings
One method of renting swine facilities is to develop a flexible rent schedule that is favorable to both parties. Read about the advantages of this method. Includes a worksheet and example.
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Supplemental Ventilation Systems for Modified, Open-front Swine Buildings
Poor ventilation in modified open-front buildings often causes pigs to give less than optimal performance. Read about and view figures of how to modify open-front buildings.
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Livestock Odor Reduction Demonstration Project - Summary Sheet
This historical document describes the major activities and accomplishments of Extension's Livestock Odor Reduction Demonstration Project in the late 1990s.
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Wet Conditions Cause Forage Problems - Decisions
The nutritive quality of a standing crop declines both as it matures and as it is affected by spoilage microorganisms in high-humidity conditions. Find out more in this Q and A format publication.
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Synthetic Covers - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 publication discusses synthetic covers on top of liquid storage units that provide a physical barrier between liquid manure and the air. Learn about their effectiveness in controlling odor.
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Aeration - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 publication discusses aeration. It has not been used extensively in agriculture because of the added utility costs but has been used in other industries for years to stabilize waste solids, as well as control odors. The odor control effectiveness for the two cooperators demonstrating aeration are covered here.
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Biocovers - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 publication discusses biocovers. They are fibrous biological materials such as straw or chopped cornstalks that are placed on top of liquid storage units to provide a physical aerobic barrier between the liquid manure surface and the air. Read about their effectiveness.
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Pit Additives - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 fact sheet discusses different pit additives and their effectiveness. Pit additives have been used for years to reduce odor emissions from livestock operations.
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Soil Injection - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 publication discusses soil injection to control odors from manure during and after land application. Soil immediately covers the manure, isolating it from the air above. Read about effectiveness.
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Anaerobic Digestion - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 publication discusses anaerobic digestion to stabilize waste solids, generate methane gas, and control odors. Read about its effectiveness.
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Composting - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 publication discusses composting. It is an aerobic process that has been used for years to manage solid waste and to control odors, including those from livestock operations. Read about its effectiveness.
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Landscaping - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 publication discusses landscaping as a barrier that provides visual isolation, aesthetic enhancement, and affects airflow near the site, reducing odor emissions from livestock operations. This fact sheet provides information on effectiveness.
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Solids Separation - Iowa Odor Control Demonstration Project
This 1998 publication discusses separating solids from the liquid waste stream. This shows promise in helping to reduce odor emissions from livestock operations. Read about its effectiveness.
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Bantams
This publication is a supplemental reference for members of 4-H poultry projects as well as providing information for others interested in bantam chickens.
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Birdsfoot Trefoil For Pasture
Birdsfoot trefoil has become a favorite legume in permanent pastures in Iowa because of its longevity, ability to withstand close grazing, high nutritive value, and non-bloating characteristics. Topics include: adaptation, performance, interseeding, and seeding vigor/forage yield of the carroll, leo, dawn, and empire varieties.
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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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Separating Your Finances - Divorce Matters
The financial separation that comes with the divorce process can be made less difficult if you find out what your options are and remain aware of your financial situation.
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Buffer Strip Design, Establishment and Maintenance -- Stewards of Our Streams
This publication discusses how to design, plant, and maintain a multi-species buffer strip, which is an important part of river ecosystems.
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Stalk Borer Ecology and Pest Management Options in Corn and Soybean
Stalk borers can heavily infest crops that are adjacent to grass terraces, fence lines, or grass waterways and cornfields. Cultural and chemical management techniques are discussed.
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Effectiveness of Using Low Rates of Plant Nutrients
Although some producers may think about using low rates of fertilizer to reduce input costs, this can adversely affect yields if soil fertility drops below optimal levels. Read about the research to help your decision-making.
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Juniper Diseases
Help with identification and control of the most common juniper diseases. Color photos and tables.
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Why Landowners Restore Wetlands: A National Survey
This 1997 research report summarizes interviews with 305 landowners who participated in wetland restoration programs over the preceding 10 years. Strengths and weaknesses of these programs are discussed, as well as recommendations for improvements.
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Cultivation: An Effective Weed Management Tool
Common questions are answered about relying on cutivation for interrow weed control. Other weed management factors also are addressed, such as time, weather conditions, erosion control, and cost.
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Shock Chlorinating Small Water Systems
Learn how to shock chlorinate a small water system to combat disease-causing bacteria and viruses that remain in a system following construction, repair, or maintenance.
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Crown and Root Diseases of Alfalfa
Did you know that crown and root diseases occur in every alfalfa stand in Iowa? Learn more about the various crown and root diseases so you can prevent them in your alfalfa crop. Includes detailed photos and descriptions.
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Crop Consulting in Iowa: A Survey of Farmer Users and Nonusers - Summary of a 1994 Survey
The differences existing between those who use crop consulting services and their neighbors who do not, reveal several benefits gained from crop consultants. Survey done in 1994 by Iowa State University Extension’s Pesticide Impact Assessment and Integrated Pest Management programs.
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Soybean Cyst Nematode
Learn about symptoms, life cycle, spreading, and management of soybean cyst nematode (SCN), a parasitic roundworm that attacks soybean roots.
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A Guide to Heat Stress in Agriculture
This guide provides a basic step-by-step program to control heat stress. Information on heat stress and illnesses as well as first aid measures to treat such illnesses also is included.
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Soil Cation Ratios for Crop Production
This 1994 publication provides basic information on cation ratios, their history and early development, cation ratios in soil, and cation ratios in crop production.
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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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Birdsfoot Trefoil for Grazing and Harvested Forage
Find out about variety selection; establishment management; production management; and management of weeds, diseases, and insects for Birdsfoot trefoil in this 1993 publication.
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Farm Equipment: Forage Harvest Equipment Issues for Corn and Soybeans -- Disaster Recovery Series
Equipment and safety issues for harvesting damaged corn or soybeans as forage.
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Corn Disease Management
This publication discusses the major categories of corn diseases and common control alternatives for each.
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Good Wells for Safe Water
The best defenses against well contamination are good construction, periodic inspection and maintenance, and regular water testing. Detailed construction features are described here to help you plan new wells or inspect and repair existing ones.
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Iowa Statewide Rural Well Water Survey
Historical data regarding preliminary results from a sampling of 686 Iowa rural wells conducted in 1988 and 1989.
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Adjustment and Operation of Planters in Systems with High Levels of Surface Crop Residue -- Conservation Tillage
Information to help you match your planter operation objectives to various modifications possible to a row crop planter.
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Calculating Grain Weight Shrinkage in Corn Due to Mechanical Drying
There is no standard method to determine corn shrinkage. This publication describes several popular methods, provides examples of their calculations, and discusses the use of shrinkage as a basis for evaluating custom drying and grain sale alternatives.
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Plant Growth Regulators - Their Use in Crop Production
Plant growth regulators (organic compounds other than nutrients) and their effects on crop growth are discussed in depth in this publication. Topics include root growth, disease resistance, and stress tolerance and moisture relations of crops.
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Estimating Fan Airflow for Grain Bins
The drying fan is one of the most important, and often least understood, pieces of equipment in a grain bin drying system. This publication addresses many of the common questions about bin drying fans.
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Conveyors for Bulk Handling of Seed
Conveyors are used to fill and unload bulk seed storage bins and to transfer seed within a seed cleaning plant This publication describes commercial conveyors available and how to select one.
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Origin, Adaptation, and Types of Corn
Corn is the only important cereal indigenous to the Western Hemisphere. Find out about corn's origin, adaptation, and the different types of corn (dent, flint, flour, sweet, pop, and pod).
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Minimizing Mechanical Damage to Soybeans
Basic information on why mechanical damage occurs to soybean seed and how to minimize it.
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