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Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey
Typical cash rental rates for high, medium, and low quality cropland, as well as land devoted to hay production, oats, pasture, and cornstalk grazing. This information can be useful in comparing rental rates among counties and farms of different levels of productivity.
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Replacement Strategies for Farm Machinery
Analysis of four general replacement strategies, plus alternatives to acquiring machinery. Also includes info on income tax considerations.
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Sweet Corn
Plant breeders over the past decade have significantly improved sweet corn quality. Read about sweet corn types, cultivars, planting, pollination, fertilization, care, and harvest and storage plus information about growing baby corn.

Previously known as PM 1891. PM1891
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Growing Annuals in Containers
Container gardens are a great way to grow plants in limited spaces. Look here for tips on choosing containers and plants, as as tips on maintenance.
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Growing and Using Basil
Basil is a member of the mint family with an aroma like mint and tea. Learn about its history, uses, culture, harvesting, preparation, and the different basil varieties.
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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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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - Elected Officials
City councils or county boards of supervisors are the primary policy-making entities responsible for setting the direction of the community’s government. These policies address how land in the community is to be used in the future.

This Fact Sheet addresses three important functions:
  • Adopting plans and ordinances
  • Approving development proposals
  • Making appointments to boards, commissions and, in some communities, staff positions.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/how-we-work
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Economic Importance of Iowa's Beef Industry -- Executive Summary
This publication is the Executive Summary to ISU Extension and Outreach publication IBC 127, which provides an in-depth look at the economic impact the beef industry makes on the state of Iowa.
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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - Planning Commission
The planning commission primarily acts in an advisory capacity to the elected body. The commission studies issues, oversees the preparation of plans and ordinances, and reviews and advises on development proposals. The Iowa Code spells out two specific responsibilities for the planning commission related to the development and maintenance of the zoning ordinance.

This Fact Sheet addresses Iowa Code and other responsibilities:
  • Prepare the Zoning Ordinance – Iowa Code
  • Review and Recommend Zoning Amendments and Updates – Iowa Code
  • Other Zoning-related Responsibilities
  • Other Responsibilities

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/how-we-work
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Planning and Zoning - Being an Effective Planning Commission
Because of its status as an advisory body, the role of the planning commission is often not well understood by citizens, others in local government, or even the commissioners themselves. This frequently leads to isolation or marginalization of the commission. What can the commission do for itself to ensure relevance and effectiveness? This Fact Sheet offers some tips and references.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/how-we-work
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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - The Zoning Board of Adjustment
Iowa Code §§ 335.15 (counties) and 414.12 (cities) provide identical mandates for zoning boards of adjustment. These statutes are very specific in limiting the functions of the board of adjustment to (1) hearing appeals of decisions made by the zoning administrator, (2) granting or denying special exceptions (also referred to as "special uses" or "conditional uses"), and (3) granting or denying variances. This Fact Sheet discusses each of these issues.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/how-we-work
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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - The Zoning Administrator
The availability of staff to assist in performing planning and zoning functions varies widely from community to community. At a minimum, every community that has adopted a zoning ordinance must have an official charged with the administration of the ordinance. The zoning administrator is typically the first contact for citizens applying for any type of permit required by the zoning ordinance. This Fact Sheet outlines the principal duties of the zoning administrator.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/how-we-work
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Planning and Zoning - The Purpose of the Comprehensive Plan
The comprehensive plan, also known as a general plan, master plan or land use plan, is a document designed to guide the future actions of a city or county. The comprehensive plan also presents a vision for the future with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government. This includes guidance on how to make decisions on public and private land development proposals. This Fact Sheet discusses the functions of the city or county comprehensive plan.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/how-we-work
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Mammals of Iowa Field Guide
This guide is a comprehensive reference to the basic ecology and identification of Iowa’s wild mammals. The 132 page booklet contains full species account for 57 species found in Iowa today, and supplemental material about extirpated or rare species, living alongside mammals and scaled comparisons highlighting the wide variety of shapes and sizes of Iowa’s mammals. Species accounts feature photos, range maps that highlight county distributions in the state, and information on the identification, habitats, breeding behavior and diets of each species.

Development of the Field Guide to Mammals of Iowa was a collaborative project between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Funding for the development of the guide was provided through grants from the Wildlife Diversity Program and the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program of the Iowa DNR.
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Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Nematode Sample Submission Form
Download and use this form when submitting soil samples for nematode identification and counts.

This form is for soybean cyst nematode egg counts, nematodes on corn, turfgrass nematodes, nematodes found in vegetable or fruit crop fields, as well as home gardens. Also includes instructions on collecting and shipping plant and soil samples for nematode analysis at the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.
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Turfgrass Management Calendar: Kentucky Bluegrass Lawns
A lawn's overall appearance is directly related to the proper timing of maintenance activities and sticking with a solid, well-timed plan for several years in a row. This publication discusses the timing of lawn maintenance activities such as mowing, fertilization, watering, weed control, seeding and much more. It provides instructions on how each activity should be implemented during different phases of the calendar.

Previously known as PM 1063. PM1063
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Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers
Completely updated and revised, this guide provides a general pasture management reference for livestock producers, agriculture advisers, teachers and students. The color publication covers practices to increase production and returns by improving management of grassland.

Updates and replaces PM 1713 PM1713
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Growing Garden Lilies
Find out out several different varieties of true lilies. Also, in addition to being outstanding garden performers, lilies make excellent cut flowers with a long vase life.
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Early Spring Blooming Perennials
Several perennials that bloom in early spring are often forgotten about among flowers like crocuses and daffodils. Learn how pig squeak, heartleaf brunnera, Lenten rose, candytuft, crested iris, Virginia bluebells, moss phlox, lungwort or Bethlehem sage, pasque flower, and bloodroot could enhance your garden.
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Oak Wilt - Identification and Management - Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Oak wilt, the most damaging disease of oak trees in lowa, has killed many forest and landscape oaks in the eastern and central United States. Oak wilt has not devastated its host species, however, mainly because its spread from diseased to healthy trees has been relatively slow and sporadic. Nevertheless, local outbreaks of oak wilt can kill or injure many trees. The management practices described in this publication can help minimize the risk of losing oaks to this disease.
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Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Sample Submission Form
Download and use this form when submitting a plant problem (plant disease or insects/mites on plants), an insect for identification, a plant for identification, or a mushroom for identification.

This form consolidates and replaces:
  • PIDC 0031
  • PIDC 0033
  • PIDC 0042
  • PIDC 0043


PIDC 31 PIDC 33 PIDC 42 PIDC 43 PIDC31 PIDC33 PIDC42 PIDC43
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The Iowa Watershed Approach - Wetlands
Wetlands are strategically placed to capture surface runoff and drainage water. This Iowa Watershed Approach publication walks readers through the impact wetlands have on water quality, financial incentives and other benefits.
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The Iowa Watershed Approach - Grade Stabilization Structures
Grade stabilization structures eliminate erosion in gullies and waterways and are made of metal, wood or concrete. This Iowa Watershed Approach publication highlights the importance of grade stabilization structures and the benefits they provide.
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The Iowa Watershed Approach - Oxbow Restoration
This Iowa Watershed Approach publication highlights the importance of oxbow restoration and the benefits it can provides. Restoring rivers and creeks to their original course provides habitat for wildlife and improved flood storage capacity.
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2018 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2018 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates.

This information is based on a survey of 124 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers. For each operation, the average rate from the survey, the median and the range are shown.
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A Guide to Food Safety for Foodservice Employees
An introductory guide for school, retail, and assisted living foodservice employees focused on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing in the workplace.
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Nitrogen Use in Iowa Corn Production
Nitrogen is essential for growth and reproduction of crops and is involved in many important plant biochemical processes. Nitrogen management is critical for optimal yields for corn production systems. This publication discusses long-term research done in Iowa and shows corn yields average about 60 bu/acre for continuous corn and 115 bu/acre for corn following soybean when corn is not fertilized. However, corn fertilized with N will easily yield 200 bu/acre or more. This means soil management and nitrogen fertilization practices, such as using economical optimum N rates, should be used to help optimize crop yields, use N efficiently, and enhance water quality.

The regional Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator website, which has been helping farmers determine profitable nitrogen rates since 2005, can be found at: cnrc.agron.iastate.edu. This tool provides a process to calculate economic return to N application with different nitrogen and corn prices and to find profitable N rates directly from recent N rate research data. Using the Maximum Return to Nitrogen concept within the calculator helps farmers implement the most economical nitrogen rate inputs, which helps moderate water quality issues.
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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.

To assist loading the software onto your computer, a one page installation instructions PDF has been created.
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The Iowa Watershed Approach - Farm Ponds
Farm ponds are pools of water constructed using either a dam or pit. They collect and store surface runoff, helping reduce phosphorus loads and prevent soil erosion. This Iowa Watershed Approach publication highlights the importance of ponds and the benefits they provide.
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The Iowa Watershed Approach - Water and Sediment Control Basins
Water and sediment control basins are designed to capture runoff during storms and slowly discharge that water through a stable outlet. This eliminates erosion while also removing pollutants. This Iowa Watershed Approach publication highlights the importance of water and sediment control basins and the benefits they provide.
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Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa -- 2018
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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Identifying Tree Problems - Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Use this 8-page publication filled with guidelines for examining unhealthy trees and finding expert help.
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Herbicide Resistance and Weed Management Course
Plan ahead. Dealing with herbicide resistance can be expensive. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates the cost of dealing with herbicide resistance once it occurs to be $20 to $60 per acre. Developing long-term weed management plans that reduce the chances of resistance developing will minimize the cost of resistance. However, it's a team effort - farmer, retailer, and industry - working together to delay herbicide resistance.

This online, interactive and self-paced course contains narrated presentations, lesson activities and resources to provide farmers and agribusiness professionals the tools to develop long-term weed management plans to help delay the development of herbicide resistance.

Those who complete the course are eligible for 3.0 integrated pest management Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units. In order to receive CCA credits, the entire course must be completed

The materials for this online course were originally developed by Iowa State University and Outreach field agronomists along with weed scientists Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen for a series of face-to-face Weeds Week workshops.

Additional course information can be found at: www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds. Course questions can be sent to: weeds@iastate.edu
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Poultry Worksheet
Optional recordkeeping worksheet for the poultry project area.
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Rabbit Worksheet
Optional recordkeeping worksheet for the rabbit project area.
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Management of Insecticide-resistant Soybean Aphids
An Integrated Pest Management approach can help combat the most significant insect pest of soybean. This publication summarizes the development of insecticide resistance in soybean aphids in the upper Midwest. Learn how to manage insecticide resistance using an IPM approach with this free 4-page PDF available from North Dakota State University.

Research from faculty at Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University is included in the publication.
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Food Waste at Home - Spend Smart. Eat Smart.
Food storage tips and strategies to help you adjust how to plan, shop, and cook in order to keep food waste to a minimum in your home.
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Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Corn Diseases
This publication shows fungicide efficacy ratings for control of major corn diseases. This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Optimizing Fungicide Use for Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) and Associated Mycotoxins
This publication reviews some of the most important factors to consider when applying a fungicide to manage Fusarium head blight and associated mycotoxins. This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant Universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. Available from the Crop Protection Network. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Crop Management Factors to Consider Before Using a Soybean Seed Treatment
This publication describes the factors you should consider to help you make the right soybean seed treatment decisions for your operation. This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Crop Management Considerations for Selecting Soybean Varieties
This publication describes the main factors you should consider when selecting which soybean variety to plant. This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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4-H Record Keeping Philosophy
This publication reviews the overall philosophy of 4-H record keeping, objectives and guidelines with links to record keeping system forms and support documents.
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Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2018
This publication estimates the cost of crop production in Iowa for 2018. 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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Soybean Diseases
This fully revised booklet helps soybean farmers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for soybean diseases and provides general recommendations for management. Also included are illustrated disease cycles for many diseases, a foliar disease estimation chart, and soybean growth and development and staging information.

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

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Crop Advantage - 2018 Series Proceedings
These proceedings feature summaries from workshops presented as part of the 2018 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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Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2018
This 180-page guide contains a spray schedule and background information for commercial producers of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes and berries. Recommendations for herbicides, pesticides and their application, and plant growth regulators are also included.

It is a joint publication of Purdue University, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, Missouri State University, Ohio State University, and University of Wisconsin and includes information for producers in Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

This guide combines and replaces the Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide (PM 1375) and the Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide (PM 1282) into one easy to use reference manual.

Also available in PDF from Purdue University.
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Soybean Diseases (Unit=50)
This fully revised booklet helps soybean farmers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for soybean diseases and provides general recommendations for management. Also included are illustrated disease cycles for many diseases, a foliar disease estimation chart, and soybean growth and development and staging information.

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

A digital version of Soybean Diseases is available; see single copy listing below.

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Rural Iowa at A Glance 2017 Edition
This bulletin summarizes current demographic, economic, and social trends in Iowa's rural, micropolitan, and metropolitan counties between 2006 and 2016. Current year data are presented along with changes from last year and five years ago for comparisons. In addition, county maps are provided for local information.
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Weed Science Program 2017 Weed Control Results
The 2017 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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2018 Driftless Region Beef Conference proceedings
Cooperative Extension in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin partnered to offer the sixth annual Driftless Region Beef Conference on January 25-26, 2018 in Dubuque, Iowa. Each year this conference brings together beef producers for an educational program that focuses on the needs of this unique production region.

Topics include: Cover crops and nutrient management, capitalizing on soil health with cover crops and grazing, mycotoxins in cattle feed, cropping tools to prevent ear rots, risk management, grazing supplementation for pastured stocker cattle, management and vaccination strategies for healthy calves, insights on rumen health keys to a successful pasture system, and more.
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Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals
This newly expanded guide provides weed identification and control information that turfgrass professionals can use to develop effective weed control programs for golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, lawns, and other turfgrass systems. The recommendations apply to the majority of the United States, with input from experts in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

This guide is also available to purchase as a PDF from Purdue University.
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Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center Map
Use this map and know your way around the Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center, formerly known as the Iowa 4-H Center.

Driving directions to the Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center in Madrid, Iowa are also included.
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Soybean 2017
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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Suggested Closing Inventory Prices For 2017 Records
This two-page sheet lists values of farm commodities at the end of calendar year 2017 for use in tax reporting.
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2017 ISU Land Value Survey
This annual survey includes information on the average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa by county and how the current year's numbers compare to years past.

Additional information can be found at the new Iowa Farmland Value Portal at: http://www.card.iastate.edu/land-value which offers visualization tools such as charts and interactive county maps, as well as links to surveys from prior years.
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Evaluation of Soybean Varieties Resistant to Soybean Cyst Nematode in Iowa - 2017
Use of resistant soybean varieties is a very effective strategy for managing soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Numerous SCN-resistant soybean varieties are available for Iowa soybean growers. This report provides details by Iowa State University personnel who evaluate varieties each year.
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Growing Holiday Cacti
Discover more information about the three types of holiday cacti: Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter, along with their culture and propagation.
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Iowa Crop Performance Tests - Corn 2017
The Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn is conducted each year to help farmers select the best hybrids for their production conditions. All 6 Corn Districts are now conveniently combined into one publication.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Dairy
Spending wisely in the dairy aisle means buying the most calcium for your dollar. Check your dollar-saving skills and try these spend smart strategies.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Protein
Check your dollar-saving skills for buying protein foods and use these strategies to get the most from your budget.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Fruits
Fresh, frozen, canned, and dried fruit all have similar nutrient values. Check these strategies to find smart buys.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Vegetables
Use these strategies to find the best ways to include the most vegetables in your food budget.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Strategies You Can Use
Three strategies are detailed in this publication that you can use to get more for your money when shopping for food.

Listen to highlights from this publication for details on balancing time, money, and skills/knowledge to stretch your food dollar by downloading the mp3 files below.
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Financial Decision Making
FDM satisfies Iowa Farm Service Agency mandatory borrower education requirements.

Financial Decision Making improves student's understanding of financial management techniques. The course enables students to better analyze and manage their farming operations. Exercises cover the creation and analysis of financial statements. Quizzes test comprehension of materials provided in the course.

Farmers make many decisions about the use of capital and credit. Making good financial decisions is often the difference between a prosperous, growing farm business and one that is constantly wondering how to pay the next bill. The Financial Decision Making course helps students build their capacity to answer the following questions about their farm businesses.
  • How much to invest?
  • Where to obtain capital?
  • What mix of equity and debt to use?
  • What credit rates and terms to negotiate?
  • How much financial risk to take?

Course questions can be sent to Tim Eggers at: teggers@iastate.edu
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Biosecurity and Health Management by U.S. Pork Producers - 2017 Survey Summary
In 2017, Iowa State University, in collaboration with state pork producer associations, conducted a comprehensive survey of swine producers. The objectives of the survey were to document swine industry characteristics, biosecurity adoption, and how risks to swine health factor into producer decision making. Completed surveys from 371 anonymous producers from 19 U.S. states were received. This summary provides an overview of the survey results.
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Vaccines: Handle with Care
A strong vaccination program can have a sizable impact on a cattle herd, saving money and improving the herd's health. This publication highlights how to transport, store and use vaccines properly. It also provides step-by-step instructions for constructing a cooler to keep vaccines the proper temperature while being used.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Red Meat
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling red meat. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Poultry
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling poultry. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Dairy
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling dairy products. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Seafood
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling seafood. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Eggs
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling eggs. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Low Acid or Fermented Foods
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling low acid or fermented foods. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling jams, jellies and preserves. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Fruit and Vegetable Juice
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling fruit and vegetable juice. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Cut Fruits and Vegetables
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling cut fruits and vegetables. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Whole Fruits and Vegetables
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling whole fruits and vegetables. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Honey and Maple Syrup
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling honey and maple syrup. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
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Economic Importance of Iowa's Beef Industry
This study provides an in-depth look at the economic impact the beef industry makes on the state of Iowa. It discusses the different sectors of beef production in the state, its contributions to Iowa's economy, cost of cattle production and opportunities for growth within the industry.
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Iowa 4-H Market Beef Identification Form (Unit=Pkg of 20)
Use this form for eligibility to exhibit at County, State, and Interstate Shows.
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Deductible Livestock Costs for Adjusting 2017 Income Tax Returns
Estimated deductible costs for use in adjusting farm expenses to exclude the cost of producing home-consumed farm produce.
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2018 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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Shrink-Smart Small Towns: Communities can still thrive as they lose population
Shrink-Smart Small Towns are those that have thriving quality of life despite depopulation since 1994.

This publication discusses how smartly shrinking towns differ from other declining places; and outlines recommendations for communities to maintain quality of life as their populations decline.
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2017 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 2017. In addition to treatment techniques, the publication also contains information about the soybean aphid life cycle, scouting advice and a statewide summary for 2017.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Website and App Activities
Activities for educators to use with the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website and app (free from App Store or Google Play) to familiarize individuals with available resources.
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Midwestern Soybean Farmers' Perceptions and Management of Glyphosate Resistant Weeds
This report summarizes the results of a survey of Midwestern soybean farmers' beliefs, attitudes, and practices surrounding the issue of glyphosate resistant weeds. It discusses how glyphosate resistance is impacting farmers, their perceptions of the problem's severity, whom or what farmers feel is responsible for the issue, how it is being managed, and how it should be managed in the future.
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Iowa Farm Transition Case Studies: Pursuing the Farming Dream
Justin Van Hof's route to become a farmer was nontraditional. He graduated from college, worked in his father's business and was employed in other professions, yet always returned to farming. It took 16 years, yet Justin has found his niche as a farmer working as a salaried manager for a large diversified farming operation.

This case study highlights the transition planning process and timeline, tools used, lessons learned, and the Van Hof's advice for other individuals considering a career in farming. Questions about employee status and career opportunities are included for family or classroom discussions.
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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2018
This annual guide is a summary of currently suggested vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control, and disease control measures for commercial growers. The recommendations are for commercial vegetable growers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio.

This guide is also available in PDF from Purdue University.
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Lease Supplement for Obtaining Conservation Practices and Controlling Soil Loss
The purpose of this lease supplement is to encourage cooperation between tenants and landlords to obtain and maintain needed conservation practices on a rented farm.
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Soybean cyst nematode-resistant soybean varieties for Iowa
Details on selecting and managing soybean cyst nematode-resistant varieties.
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Understanding Risk in Basis Contracts
Basis contracts, or marketing instruments that establish the basis used to determine the price paid for grain or soybeans at a later time, involve downside risk as well as upside price potential. Learn the differences between, the uses of, and cautions for basis contracts.
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Evaluating a Company's Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts
There are a number of contract types used to sell grain. One of these is selling grain on deferred price contracts. This publication discusses how to evaluate a company's financial position before selling grain using a deferred price contract.
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Building and Caring for a Miniature Aquaponics System
Aquaponics is a method of sustainable agriculture that uses the symbiotic relationship between food, beneficial bacteria and plants to grow food. This publication provides step-by-step instructions for building a miniature aquaponics system that produces food while still being cost-effective.
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An Overview of Aquaponic Systems: Aquaculture Components
Aquaponics is the union of hydroponics and aquaculture for a fast, efficient method of producing both plant and fish crops. This publication discusses the aquaculture components of an aquaponics system, focusing on the design and materials needed to construct the system.
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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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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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Soybean Growth and Development - Soybean Staging
Soybean Staging - Intended to be used as a quick reference handout for soybean staging. It is a supplement to the larger Soybean Growth and Development publication.

The secured PDF can be downloaded and viewed on your computer or mobile device, but not printed or edited.

Large quantity discounts (50 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.
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Soybean Growth and Development - Key Growth Stages
Key Growth Stages - Intended to be used as a quick reference for key times in soybean growth and development. It is a supplement to the larger Soybean Growth and Development publication.

The secured PDF can be downloaded and viewed on your computer or mobile device, but not printed or edited.

Large quantity discounts (50 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.
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Corn Growth and Development - Key Growth Stages
Key Growth Stages - Intended to be used as a quick reference for key times in corn growth and development. It is a supplement to the larger Corn Growth and Development publication.

The secured PDF can be downloaded and viewed on your computer or mobile device, but not printed or edited.

Large quantity discounts (50 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.
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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.

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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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Corn Growth and Development - Corn Staging
Corn Staging - Intended to be used as a quick reference handout for corn staging. It is a supplement to the larger Corn Growth and Development publication.

The secured PDF can be downloaded and viewed on your computer or mobile device, but not printed or edited.

Large quantity discounts (50 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.
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Growing in the Garden: Local Foods and Healthy Living Curriculum
Growing in the Garden: Local Foods and Healthy Living is designed for youth gardening programs, community neighborhood gardens, farm to school programs, Ag in the Classroom and Master Gardening projects for grades 4-12. The curriculum is very adaptable to other ages as well.

The seven units address questions such as:
  • Why do people garden?
  • How do you plan, plant, maintain and harvest a garden?
  • How do you store and prepare garden produce?
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The Forest Where Ashley Lives
In this classic story written by a former ISU Extension and Outreach forester and his daughter, a girl describes the variety of trees found in her town and how forests provide many benefits for people and animals.
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