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Crop Protection Network
This publication examines the symptoms and signs of Goss's bacterial wilt and blight of corn, conditions that favor the disease, the disease cycle, and how Goss's wilt differs from other plant problems that may look similar. Information on disease management and yield losses are also included. The publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the United States and Ontario...
The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic promotes the health of plants and people. The clinic also enables the economic success of enterprises related to plants and pest control through diagnostic information provided to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach personnel and the citizens of Iowa. Clients are educated on the ecologically sound practices of integrated pest management of plant diseases, weeds, and insect pests.
Jamie Benning, Kristina Craft, Lynn Betts, and Kurt Blume
What is a grade stabilization structure?
These structures include an embankment built across a natural or constructed watercourse to move runoff water from one stable grade to another, using materials such as metal pipe, wood or concrete. Grade stabilization structures eliminate gully erosion and erosion within a waterway, reducing the sediment load and improving downstream water quality. These structures can also provide floodwater storage and serve as a water source for wildlife. A common use for these structures are to control the outlet of a grassed waterway, helping to maintain the aesthetics and trafficability of the waterway.WQ
S toring grain beyond harvest has been a common practice in the Midwest for many years. Major reasons for doing so include: • Grain prices tend to be higher later in the marketing year than at harvest. Storing grain can help you capture the “carry” in the market. • Flexibility in where and when grain is sold can be maintained. • Harvesting may progress faster if grain does not have to be delivered to an off-farm location directly from the field. • Grain may be used gradually throughout the year for livestock feed.
Rachael Cox and Mary H. Wiedenhoeft
Find out how grazing livestock on Iowa prairies and grasslands can balance economics with ecology, benefiting both the land manager and the producer. Compares available nutrients and costs of various grasses, forbs, and hay. Describes relationship between grazing native plants and increasing wildlife diversity. Profiles six operations including graziers, land managers, and conservationists.
Beth Doran, Dan Loy, and Erika Lundy
Cereal rye is commonly used in cow-calf production to extend the grazing season, provide early spring forage, or as an emergency area for spring calving during inclement weather. Cattle producers can utilize cereal rye in other ways as well – to develop replacement heifers, to graze stocker cattle, or to provide a soft-surfaced, dust-free area for incoming calves that will eventually move to a feedlot.
Denise L. Schwab, Judy Levings, and John Creswell
Iowa’s agriculture is dominated by two major crops, corn and soybean, used primarily as feed sources. Soybean serves a dual purpose as a source of protein for livestock feed and oil. Crop diversification can be used as a means to accelerate crop productivity and profitability in terms of newer crop options to farmers (specifically small farmers), better quality, quantity, and economic value of the crops.
Cynthia Haynes, Richard Jauron, Gina Pflasterer, and Linda Naeve
Basil, Ocimum basilicum, is a member of the mint family and a popular annual herb. Basil plants can grow up to two feet in height. Both leaves and stems are used fresh and dry. Leaves are normally green but several cultivars have burgundy or purple leaves. Flowers range from white to shades of pink and purple, and appear from late July into August.
Richard Jauron and Cynthia Haynes
Gardening in containers is perfect for the person who wants to have a garden but has limited time or space. Container gardens can be moved from one spot to another or even from one home to another. They add interest and color to outdoor areas and make patios, porches, steps, and walkways more inviting.
Cynthia Haynes and Richard Jauron
Several different plant species are commonly referred to as lilies. However, daylily, calla lily, toad lily, and surprise lily are not true lilies. True lilies are members of the genus Lilium. They originate from underground bulbs and produce large, showy blossoms in summer.
Many families have heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation. One cherished item for some is the holiday cactus. Plants have been in some families for 50 or more years. The long life of these plants is due to the fact they are easy to grow. They thrive on benign neglect, have few insect and disease problems, and don’t require frequent repotting.
Janet Toering, Linda Naeve, and Susan Cook
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?
Organic soybeans may be a very lucrative crop for Iowa farmers. Learn about the market, land preparation, planting and weed management, and the harvest and subsequent crops.
Shannon Coleman and Heather J. Pamperin
Doyle R. Wolverton and Denise Schwab
Fitting and showing is the art of training, grooming, and showing livestock to make them more presentable in competitive exhibitions. Judging of a showmanship contest is based on preparation of animals for show, their apparent training, and the appearance and behavior of the participating showmen.
Jason Ellis, Dan Henroid, Catherine Strohbehn, and Lester Wilson
Learn how to develop a food safety plan on the farm that documents your risk reduction efforts.
This publication is for growers looking for information about the best post-harvest sanitizing practices for fresh fruits and vegetables. It includes a comprehensive chart of five commonly used liquid sanitizers.
From treating bug bites to finding safe playgrounds to starting a Kids Walk to School program - the 4-H Health project helps you explore health and wellness in your personal life as well as your home, club, community, country, and world.
Policy brief includes information about the importance of health insurance, current available insurance options, and persistent barriers many Latinos face in regard to accessing health insurance.
Heat stress is a recurring issue for most areas where cattle feeding occurs. Proper planning can provide effective mitigation strategies and minimize death loss during heat events.
Mark Shour and Donald Lewis
Pesticides can be valuable garden and home pest control tools but they must be selected and applied with personal and environmental safety in mind. As with other tools, it is important to use the right pesticide for the job.
Have fun learning how to design your space while being kind to the environment. If you are interested in creating a new color scheme, selecting new accessories for a room, or choosing new floor and window covers, this is the project for you.
Horse and Pony is an exciting 4-H project area because you can participate whether you own a horse or not! Discover all the aspects about raising and riding horses.
Peggy Miller, Chuck Morris, Melva L. Berklan, and Donna J. Halloum
A horse and pony project is a great way to learn about the care and training of horses.
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