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Corn Diseases
This fully revised booklet helps corn producers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for corn diseases and provides general recommendations for management. Also included are illustrated disease cycles for primary diseases, a foliar disease estimation chart, and corn growth and development and staging information.

Looking to purchase multiple copies? Corn Diseases is also sold in boxed quantities of 50 at a reduced price ($3.50/copy).

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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 focus on Iowa field corn production.

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Corn Diseases (Unit=50)
This fully revised booklet helps corn producers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for corn diseases and provides general recommendations for management. Also included are illustrated disease cycles for primary diseases, a foliar disease estimation chart, and corn growth and development and staging information.

Sold as a box of 50 copies ($3.50/copy)

A digital version of the guide is available; see single copy listing below.

CSI 0005 CSI5
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Micronutrients for Soybean Production in the North Central Region
Micronutrients are needed in very small quantities by plants but are essential for growth and production.

This publication is intended to be a resource for farmers and crop advisers of the North Central Region regarding micronutrient use in soybean production. Its purpose is to discuss issues and provide information on micronutrients requirements by soybean, factors that influence their utilization, and the value of soil and plant tissue testing to complement information and recommendations provided in specific extension publications in the different states of the region.
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Financial stress in Iowa farms: 2014-2016
Iowa farm financial conditions have deteriorated since 2012, but average indicators of liquidity and solvency remain close to their long-term levels.

This publication examines the financial well-being of 273 Iowa farms, detailing their average net income, net worth, debt-to-asset ratio, liquidity rating, solvency rating and working capital per acre.
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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates, 1994-2017
Iowa Farmland Rental Rates, 1994-2017, provides an update of cropland rental rates in Iowa.

Cropland rental rates averaged $231 per acre in 2017, down $4 per acre from 2016. This was the third decrease in value since 1999. Cash rent for pastures averaged $54 per acre in 2017, showing a $2 increase for the second year. Rent as a percentage of land value was 2.9 percent for cropland and 1.7 percent for pasture. Prepared from data collected from the USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service.
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Work Toward Zero Pesticide Storage
By implementing a few key management strategies presented here, most farmers may achieve Zero Pesticide Storage in two or three years.
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Lungs Need Protection from Farm Dust
Exposure to grain dust, molds, pollen, animal dander, soil dust, welding fumes, and diesel exhaust can lead to serious respiratory problems. Find out how to reduce your risks.
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Remember sun safety in the field
Learn more about sun exposure and ways to reduce your risk, with hats, clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses.
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12-18 Months -- Ages and Stages
A baby's second year is a delightful time. The baby is developing a personality and rewards your time together with laughter, funny faces, and affectionate hugs. First steps and first words are exciting family events.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of children ages 12-18 months. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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2-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
Two-year-olds like to be independent! Favorite words are "Mine!" and "No." and "I do it!" Emotions may take on a roller coaster-like quality, changing from excitement to anger to laughter within a few moments.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 2-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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3-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
The 3-year-old is full of wonder, and spends a lot of time observing and imitating others. They love to spend time with parents and enjoy helping out with simple household tasks.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 3-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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4-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
Energetic and imaginative best describes 4-year-olds. They are able to learn new words quickly, and use them in chatting and telling jokes and wild stories.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 4-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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5-Year-Olds -- Ages and Stages
The 5-year-old is cheerful, energetic, and enthusiastic. Fives enjoy planning and discussing who will do what. A "best friend" is very important, but hard to keep as social skills are not well developed yet.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 5-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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9-11 Years -- Ages and Stages
Friendships and accomplishments are important to older children. Secret codes, made-up languages, and passwords are used to strengthen the bonds of friendship. Be prepared to use all your “patience” skills as children this age may tend to think that they do not need adult care or supervision.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 9- to 12-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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Keep active farmers safe in later life
Agricultural injury data show a high proportion of cases that involve farmers 65 years of age or older. Find out how to recognize age-related risk factors and modify activities to be safer.
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Wash Your Hands
11" x 8.5" color poster illustrates six steps to effectively wash your hands.
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Common Swine Industry Audit Workshop notebook
This 129-page notebook has dual purpose: to prepare swine producers for the Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA) and a collection point to organize and store the necessary documentation in one place.

Chapters 1 through 4 provide advance preparation for an audit. The complete CSIA booklet is included. Conveniently assembled into a 3-ring binder, 31 tabbed sections provide instructions and a structure for organizing resources.
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Iowa Farm Transition Case Studies: Loomis Family Farm Transition
The Loomis family from northern Iowa has recently completed a successful family farm business transition to the next generation. The transition of their row crop and swine farm spanned the first 22 years of the younger generation's farming career, was well planned and implemented gradually.

This case study highlights the transition planning process and timeline, tools used, the older generation's estate plan, lessons learned, and the Loomis's advice for other farm families considering a farm business transition. Questions about the family's current situation and possible future of the farm are included for family or classroom discussions.
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BRaNDS - Eastern Cornbelt Standard Edition Cow and Heifer Module
The Cow and Heifer Module uses criteria like condition score, production stage, breed type, weather conditions & feedstuff utilization to determine whether a herd's nutritional demands are met. A modifiable feed library is included. The Heifer Module in a calendarized or lifecycle approach, which can go back to a baby calf and be utilized through the third trimester of the first pregnancy to do developing heifer rations. It incorporates the target-weight concept to help balance rations that meet target daily weight gains.

Batch mix and TMR are included.

Compatible with PC or MAC, MS Excel is required to run the program.

Discounts are available for customers who have purchased prior versions of this software from the ISU Extension Store. All applicable discounts are reflected after signing in and also displayed when the software is added to your shopping cart. If you believe you qualify for a discount from a prior purchase yet the discount is not reflected, please contact us at: 515-294-5247 or extstore@iastate.edu.
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BRaNDS - Eastern Cornbelt Standard Feedyard Edition
This module helps solve everyday feedlot ration problems. Besides normal cattle descriptions, frame size defined by weight at 50% Choice, facility type, environment and feedstuff mixes are used to calculate whether daily gain goals are met.

Implant type, Optaflexx, MGA are included.

Compatible with PC or MAC, MS Excel is required to run the program.

Discounts are available for customers who have purchased prior versions of this software from the ISU Extension Store. All applicable discounts are reflected after signing in and also displayed when the software is added to your shopping cart. If you believe you qualify for a discount from a prior purchase yet the discount is not reflected, please contact us at: 515-294-5247 or extstore@iastate.edu.
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BRaNDS - Eastern Cornbelt Complete Standard Edition
Combines all the standard edition modules of BRaNDS in an economical package - utilize your own feed analysis or refer to the program's default feed library. Recommendations primarily based on The National Academies for Science, Engineering and Medicine documents.

Compatible with PC or MAC, MS Excel is required to run the program.

Discounts are available for customers who have purchased prior versions of this software from the ISU Extension Store. All applicable discounts are reflected after signing in, and the item is then added to your shopping cart. If you believe you qualify for a discount from a prior purchase yet the discount is not reflected, please contact us at: 515-294-5247 or extstore@iastate.edu.
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BRaNDS - Eastern Cornbelt Professional Edition
BRaNDS Professional was developed for the frequent ration developer and consultant.

Included are modules for breeding cows and heifers, growing and breeding age bulls stocker cattle, and feedlot cattle, with numerous enhancements in each module. This edition allows you to evaluate rations for groups ranging in weight and production stages. Added features include: all modules are incorporated into one edition with a shared feed library; capability of multiple feed library storages; added professional ration analysis printouts; least-cost formulation; custom mix module; feedlot projections and total feeding period amounts using formulated rations..

Compatible with PC or MAC, MS Excel is required to run the program.

Discounts are available for customers who have purchased prior versions of this software from the ISU Extension Store. All applicable discounts are reflected after signing in and also displayed when the software is added to your shopping cart. If you believe you qualify for a discount from a prior purchase yet the discount is not reflected, please contact us at: 515-294-5247 or extstore@iastate.edu.
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Growing Together: Food Safety in Donation Gardens
Tips for keeping donation garden produce food safe during the stages of growing, harvest, and transport.
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Southern Rust
This publication examines the symptoms and signs of southern rust of corn, conditions that favor the disease, the disease cycle, and how southern rust differs from other plant problems that may look similar. Information on disease management and yield losses are also included. The publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the United States and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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2016 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns
Provides detailed costs and returns to well-managed, full-time Iowa farms. The values presented are averages. Topics covered include assets and liabilities, income and expenses, efficiency factors, crop and livestock production, and more.
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Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa -- 2017
This publication contains estimates of production costs for common livestock enterprises in Iowa. Estimates are intended to reflect average or above-average levels of management using common types of technology. Input prices reflect expected average price levels during the year.
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0-12 Months -- Ages and Stages
Babies learn and grow so quickly. By the end of their first year, most will have almost tripled in size. They will be crawling and maybe even taking a timid first step!

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of children ages 0-12 months. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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18-24 Months -- Ages and Stages
Welcome to the world of toddlerhood! This stage brings a greater sense of independence as children learn to walk, run, and climb with greater skill and they love to imitate everything you do.

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of children ages 18-24 months. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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6-8 Years -- Ages and Stages
Young school-agers are ready for a steady pace of growing and learning, one in which real life tasks and activities overtake pretend and fantasy. Friendships are an important testing ground for learning new social skills. Equipped with a longer attention span, they are ready to delve into projects, solve problems, and resolve arguments!

Designed for parents and caregivers, this publication addresses the physical, mental, and social, and emotional development of 6- to 8-year-olds. Tips for interacting with children as they grow and lists of age-appropriate toys and books are also included.
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Consulting Arborists Provide Service in Iowa
Arborists specialize in the management and care of individual trees. This publication provides a list of arborist vendors certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), along with their contact information.
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Regulations and Licensing - Home Food Operations and Home Bakeries
State of Iowa regulations and licensing information related to food prepared at home and distributed to consumers. Guidelines focus on licensed home bakeries and unlicensed/unregulated home food operations.
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General Guidelines on Composting of HPAI Infected Carcasses
Containment of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is a critical step which must be properly performed to ensure human and animal safety. This publication discusses how to prepare to contain a potential outbreak and what should be done to safely contain it.
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Flexible Farm Lease Agreements
This publication provides information needed to develop flexible farm lease agreements, where the actual rent is not determined until after the crop is harvested. Included is a flexible lease agreement worksheet and multiple examples.
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Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate
This publication guides owners and renters through the process of computing a cash rental rate for farmland.
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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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Delayed and Prevented Planting Provisions
Find out about late planting and damaged crop situations for crop insurance coverage.
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Proven Yields and Insurance Units for Crop Insurance
The first step in developing a crop risk management program for a farm is to establish the proven yield and unit structure. Descriptions and examples of determining actual production history (APH) are provided. Determining insurance units also is discussed.
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Reduce fires with electrical safety -- Safe Farm
Most electrical fires in the home begin in plugs or cords on appliances. Discover tips for preventing home fires. Also, learn about preparing a family exit plan.
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Know your livestock and be safe -- Safe Farm
About one out of every four injuries on the farm involves animals. Learn about animal behavior related to habits, social relationships, maternal instincts, and territorial behavior.
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Evaluate equipment for dangers -- Safe Farm
The most serious injuries and fatalities on the farm involve machinery and equipment. This publication deals with danger points on agricultural equipment, those areas that can entangle, pinch, crush, or shear clothing and limbs.
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Use tractors with ROPS to save lives -- Safe Farm
Tractors are common to all farm operations and are the major cause of death in agriculture today. Rollover protective structures are cabs or frames that provide a safe environment for the tractor operator in the event of a rollover and are designed to prevent death and minimize injury.
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Review family farm safety rules -- Safe Farm
Here’s help to review family farm safety rules. Discussion includes the farm environment, designated play areas, identifying hazards on the farm, and how adults can model safe behavior for their children.
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Harvest safety yields big dividends -- Safe Farm
Harvest can be a dangerous season.

Almost half of farm injuries occur in August, September, October and November. Learn about the dangers of harvest equipment, entanglement, and falling hazards.
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Handle your grain harvest with care -- Safe Farm
Farm operators often overlook dangers of handling grain. Read about hazards and prevention techniques.
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Use SMV emblems for your safety -- Safe Farm
Transporting agricultural equipment on public roads can be dangerous. Learn about emblem use, laws, and maintenance.
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Electrocution hazards on the farm -- Safe Farm
Farm workers can reduce their risks of electrocution by knowing how they can unknowingly come in contact with electricity. This publication focuses on electrical hazards posed by overhead power lines, standby generators, and general operating procedures of electrical systems.
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Manage stress to increase farm safety -- Safe Farm
Farming often is listed as one of the most stressful occupations. This publication will help you recognize things many farmers consider stressful, common symptoms of stress, and effective ways to manage stress
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Tomato Diseases and Disorders
Learn about the symptoms and management of common problems for garden and greenhouse tomatoes.

Previously referenced as PM 1266.
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Extra riders mean extra dangers -- Safe Farm
This publication discusses serious risks for extra riders and suggests how to eliminate those risks.
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Play it safe with anhydrous ammonia -- Safe Farm
Here's a look at anhydrous ammonia -- ways Iowans are exposed to it and how to avoid these situations, its properties and first aid treatment, as well as Iowa regulations regarding its transport.
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Keep gloves handy for pesticide work -- Safe Farm
Tips for choosing the right gloves.
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Know laws about youth farm workers -- Safe Farm
Safer working conditions provided by state and federal child labor laws protect Iowa's youth. Know the laws.
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Reduce risks around big round bales -- Safe Farm
This publication reviews common hazards posed by the harvest and handling of large round bales, and suggests procedures that can reduce those hazards.
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Match age, abilities to farm chores -- Safe Farm
Here are some general guidelines for adults to use when providing supervision, assigning chores, and teaching about safety in ways that are appropriate for a youth's age and abilities.
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Lend an ear to hearing protection -- Safe Farm
Information on when to consider protecting your hearing, and how to do it.
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Manure storage poses invisible risk -- Safe Farm
This publication discusses five common gases found in manure storage facilities, and other hidden dangers.
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How to respond to farm injuries -- Safe Farm
First response is critical in farm-related injuries. Learn what to do in several different injury scenarios.
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ATV safety for farm work, recreation -- Safe Farm
Brief discussion of ATV safety concerns, including the need for protective gear, a pre-ride inspection, and proper operation.
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Practice lawnmower safety on farms -- Safe Farm
Learn five safe practices for lawnmower safety, including safe mowing techniques.
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Reduce farm injury risks on roads -- Safe Farm
Learn ways to avoid accidents when transporting farm equipment on public roads.
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Abandoned wells pose safety hazards -- Safe Farm
Iowa law requires wells abandoned since April 1990 to be plugged within 90 days of abandonment. Find out more here.
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Make sure drinking water is safe -- Safe Farm
It's recommended that you test well water for coliform bacteria and nitrate at least once a year. Check out the details.
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Severe weather tips for farmers -- Safe Farm
Information on dealing with tornadoes, winter storms, excessive heat, and thunderstorms.
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Recognize limitations to avoid injury -- Safe Farm
Protect yourself and others with the facts about injuries from farm equipment. Compare human limitations to machinery speed and power, learn safety hazards, and get tips for safe machine operation and clothing safety.
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Farm emergency and first aid kits -- Safe Farm
Here are tips on dealing with a medical emergency on the farm, plus detailed items to have in speciality first aid kits.
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Keep young children safe on farms -- Safe Farm
Learn how a child's typical developmental milestones affect farm safety.
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Monarch Seed Mix High Diversity
This publication contains a high diversity seed mix developed by the Iowa State University Monarch Research Team for research purposes.

All species are perennials native to Iowa.
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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 Iowa near Gilmore City.
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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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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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Alimentos para las ferias de 4-H de Iowa. Guía de referencia rápida
Spanish version of 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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Prairie Strips: Small Changes, Big Impacts
Prairie strips are an agricultural conservation practice that uses strips of native prairie vegetation in or at the edges of field to protect soil and water and provide habitat for wildlife. This publication summarizes the scientific research underpinning prairie strips.
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The Cost of Prairie Strips
Prairie strips are an agricultural conservation practice that uses strips of native prairie vegetation in or at the edges of field to protect soil and water and provide habitat for wildlife. This publication breaks down the establishment and maintenance costs of prairie strips.
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Farming with Prairie Strips
Prairie strips are an agricultural conservation practice that uses strips of native prairie vegetation in or at the edges of field to protect soil and water and provide habitat for wildlife. This publication provides an introduction for farmers.
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Installing Prairie Strips: Frequently Asked Questions
Prairie strips are an agricultural conservation practice that uses strips of native prairie vegetation in or at the edges of field to protect soil and water and provide habitat for wildlife. This publication breaks down factors farmers and landowners should consider when implementing prairie strips on their land.
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Estimate First Crop Pre-Harvest Alfalfa Quality in the Field Using PEAQ
Climatic variations impact alfalfa growth and development making it impossible to use a calendar date to best determine when to harvest the first crop. This publication provides a method called Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) to determine when the first crop should be harvested.
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Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms
Provides information about typical income levels generated by Iowa farms. Also illustrates other important measures and ratios that can help you evaluate the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of your own farm over time.

Worksheet and formulas included
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