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Days Suitable for Fieldwork in Iowa
The number of days available to complete tillage, crop protection, planting, and harvesting is an important consideration in selecting farm machinery. This publication discusses estimated days suitable for fieldwork in Iowa in each of the nine crop reporting districts in Iowa, based on records dating back to 1964.

Previously known as PM 1874
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2020 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 package mixes, and herbicide site of action and injury symptoms.

Updated annually.
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Buildings for Aquaculture Operations
As new aquaculture production in the Midwest has shifted from outdoor ponds to indoor systems, information has been needed on the useful life, efficiency, and layout of the buildings these systems are housed in. This publication discusses whether it is best to build a new structure or renovate an existing building, and considerations when designing the best growing system.
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Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2020
This publication estimates the cost of crop production in Iowa for 2020. Estimates for corn following corn, corn following soybeans, corn silage following corn, herbicide tolerant soybeans following corn, strip tillage corn and soybeans, non-herbicide tolerant soybeans following corn, low-till corn and soybeans, oats and hay production, alfalfa, grass pastures and machinery costs are all included.
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Employers' Instructional Guide - Training Employees Who Operate Agricultural Tractors
Training employees who operate agricultural tractors is important. This updated publication provides information on nine safe operating practices that operators should keep in mind when using tractors.
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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.

This replaces 4H 3023 - Inappropriate Food Exhibits For Iowa 4-H Fairs.
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Crop Advantage - 2020 Series Proceedings
These proceedings feature summaries from workshops presented as part of the 2020 statewide Crop Advantage Series. Authors provide key points of their presentation, references for print and Internet materials, and illustrations to explain crop production and protection.

The publication also includes a list of Extension field agronomists and other resources offered to growers by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
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Building a Vibrant Club
4-H Clubs are all about youth having fun, making friends, discovering one’s voice, and learning to work with others. 4-H members will come to club meetings when their four needs are being met: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.

This publication helps club leaders build a vibrant club experience for their members using a building-block concept. The elements of a vibrant club (welcome, recreation, education, and a business meeting) all contribute to one or more of the basic needs.

Previously known as 4H 4004B.
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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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Homebuyer Education eCourse: A Place of Your Own
Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. It’s an exciting experience and not a simple task.

Many home loan programs require completion of a homebuyer course to qualify for a loan. A Place of Your Own is an online course to help homebuyers learn about the process of buying a home.

The six lesson topics are:
  • preparing for home ownership
  • determining a budget
  • shopping for a home
  • securing a mortgage
  • closing the loan
  • being a homeowner

Lesson activities include videos, worksheets, and quizzes. After completing the lessons, earn your homebuyer's certificate with a score of at least 70% correct on the final test.

The course can be completed anytime, anywhere from any computer with Internet access.
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Weed Science Program 2019 Weed Control Results
The 2019 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and other producer fields in Iowa.
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Helping Create Readiness and Relationships to Increase Local Procurement in Iowa's Schools
Through a USDA grant, the Local Foods Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach worked to explore barriers restricting local food access in schools across Iowa and to provide guidance, partnership, technical assistance, support and incentives to educate schools to find solutions. This publication summarizes the results of the initiative.
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Suggested Closing Inventory Prices For 2019 Records
This two-page sheet lists values of farm commodities at the end of calendar year 2019 for use in tax reporting.
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Your Net Worth Statement
Learn how to write and analyze your farm's net worth statement.
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Your Farm Income Statement
Income figures from your tax return may not accurately measure the economic performance of your farm. Learn more about the information needed to prepare an income statement. See a sample net farm income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of owner equity.
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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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Key Nutrients
Learn about the nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates, that make up the food that we eat, and why they are important for your health.
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Economic Importance of the Iowa Egg Industry
Iowa leads the nation in egg production. This report explains the economic importance of the egg industry and why Iowa producers have a competitive advantage. It gives an overview of the state's egg production and the impact the industry makes throughout the state.
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2019 Yellow book for soybean aphid
This publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates, based on research conducted at two northern Iowa research farms in 2019.

In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2019.
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4-H Laptop Skin
Show your 4-H pride with a laptop skin (sticker)!
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Seed Treatment and Foliar Fungicide Impact on Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Yield
Created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the United States and Ontario, this publication summarizes important research information about sudden death syndrome management using seed treatments and foliar fungicide.

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Soybean 2019
Results of soybean yield trials that are conducted annually by ISU and the Iowa Crop Improvement Association. Provides information farmers need to select the best varieties or brands for their production conditions.
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Bottled Water: Know the Facts
Learn the pros and cons of drinking bottled water. Tips for buying and storing water are also included.
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Guide to Iowa Corn Planting
Corn is grown on more acres of Iowa land than any other crop. This publication will help you better understand row spacing, hybrid selection, seeding rate and plant population, planting dates, seeding depth and much more.

Previously known as PM 1885 - Corn Planting Guide.
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Walk Your Way to Fitness
Increase your fitness level by walking; it's the most popular adult exercise and can improve your health and outlook on life. Includes a sample walking program, a "talk test," and tips on comfortable clothing.
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Corn 2019
The Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn is conducted each year to help farmers select the best hybrids for their production conditions. All six Corn Districts are now conveniently combined into one publication.
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Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Production Budgets
This enterprise budgeting tool can help vegetable growers estimate the costs and revenue associated with producing a product. Growers with multiple enterprises can use total sales as the basis for estimating the cost of planting, growing, harvesting, and handling key crops with a series of worksheets.

Specific crops include: Asparagus, basil, green beans, carrots, eggplant, garlic, salad greens, snow peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, raspberries, strawberries, cherry and heirloom tomatoes.

Previously known as PM 2017.
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Organic Crop Production Enterprise Budgets
An enterprise budget is an estimate of the costs and returns to produce a product. This publication looks at enterprise budgets for organic growers, reflecting a four-year rotation using corn, soybeans, oats with alfalfa and a second year of alfalfa.

Previously known as FM 1876
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An Economic Analysis of Two Iowa Crop Rotations
This publication compares the economic return to management of two crop rotations: conventional corn-soybean and organic corn-soybean-oat/alfalfa-alfalfa.

The publication details the production and market assumptions made and examines if these rotations are sustainable from a profitability standpoint.
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Making the Transition from Conventional to Organic
Farming organically allows producers to incur many economic and social advantages compared to farming conventionally. Understanding and planning the economic returns of the transition process can aid the producer in planning and in becoming organically certified.
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Prevention, Detection, and Control of Bed Bugs in the Home
This publication provides information on preventing bed bugs from entering a home, how to know if a home is infested, and how to eliminate bed bugs if they are found.
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Talking With Your Tenant About: Land Use Changes
Land use changes like prairie strips, perennial vegetation and extended rotations are important practices that can help achieve the goals of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. This publication discusses these changes and how to start a conversation with a tenant about implementing them in a farming operation.
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Human Sciences Overview (Unit=50)
Promotional flyer highlighting Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.
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Adapting Enterprise Budgets for Organic Crops
Deciding what organic products to grow and how to price them is difficult, particularly when markets often are not well established. This publication discusses how to adapt enterprise budgets to organic crops in order to better ensure a producer earns a profit from their crop.
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5 Ways to Help the Monarchs
The monarch butterfly population in North American has declined by 80% during the past 20 years. This publication includes five ways to help this iconic insect survive and thrive across Iowa and the Midwest.
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Understanding Fish Feed Labels
Policies are implemented at the national level, in cooperation with state and local partners, to regulate fish feed. Adequate feed labeling is a requisite for commercialization as feed manufacturers must make sure their product complies with regulations, but also serves as a guideline for the fish farmer.

This publication discusses the components of a feed label and how to read and understand them.
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