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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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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 professional 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 Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units. In order to receive CCA credits, you must complete the entire course.

The materials for this online course were originally developed by Iowa State University and Outreach Field Agronomists along with weed scientists Dr. Bob Hartzler and Dr. Mike Owen for a live series of workshops called Weeds Week.

Course questions can be sent to: weeds@iastate.edu
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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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$15.00
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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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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$20.00
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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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 Family 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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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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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.

For high quality, large quantity (50+ copies) printed copies of this title, please contact: anrcomm@iastate.edu
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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.

For high quality, large quantity (50+ copies) printed copies of this title, please contact: anrcomm@iastate.edu
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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.

For high quality, large quantity (50+ copies) printed copies of this title, please contact: anrcomm@iastate.edu
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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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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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