Planning and Zoning - Thirteen Elements of a Comprehensive Plan from the Iowa Smart Planning Law - Iowa Code 18B.2
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A. Public Participation Element. Information relating to public participation during the creation of the comprehensive plan or land development regulations, including documentation of the public participation process, a compilation of objectives, policies, and goals identified in the public comment received, and identification of the groups or individuals comprising any work groups or committees that were created to assist the planning and zoning commission or other appropriate decision-making body of the municipality.
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The board of adjustment has the power to: Authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of the ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special conditions a literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done. Iowa Code §§ 335.15 (counties) and 414.12 (cities).
Cindy Needles Fletcher
The find tool can search for features within the map data added or search online through the ESRI World Gazetteer. This tool provides for quick searches within map data without having the exact spelling or location of data.
Procedures Soil samples should NOT be collected when the soil is wet or frozen. Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) egg count WHEN: In fall: after harvest and before the soil freezes. In spring: before planting, after the ground has thawed and drained. During growing season: from near stunted and/or yellow soybeans.
Paul C. Kassel and James A. Fawcett
Get the details on planting corn or soybeans into CRP sod ground. Soybeans may offer fewer problems than corn. This publication is part of a series, “Conservation Reserve Program: Issues and Options series,” designed to help CRP contract holders assess the land-use options available to them when the contracts expire. The series began as a project of the Leopold Center based on research supported by the Center.
Michael Duffy and Jodi Calvert
Find facts about growing, harvesting, and marketing popcorn to help you decide whether or not this crop will fit your enterprise budget. Includes an enterprise assessment showing capital needed for startup, labor input, years to break even, return on investment, and more.
Tom Kaspar and Mark Licht
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to cover crops. It provides information on integrating cereal rye into a corn-soybean rotation.
Tom Kaspar and Mark Licht
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to cover crops. It provides information on integrating oats into a corn-soybean rotation
Ajay Nair, Cynthia Haynes, Richard Jauron, and Eldon Everhart
The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world. The edible part of the potato plant is the underground swollen stem known as a tuber. The tubers of potato cultivars vary in size, shape, color, storability, and culinary uses.
In the poultry project you can learn about selection and raising your birds, and dive into health issues, poultry products and careers!
External parasites such as fleas, ticks, lice, and mites are a concern for both commercial and small flock poultry producers
Optional recordkeeping worksheet for the poultry project area.
Materials to promote Powerful Tools for Caregivers focused on those caring for adults with chronic conditions.
Materials to promote Powerful Tools for Caregivers focused on those caring for a child with special health and behavioral needs.
Lisa Schulte Moore, Tim Youngquist, and Matt Helmers
Researchers have found that converting as little as 10 percent of a rowcropped field to prairie can help reduce soil erosion, retain nutrients, and provide habitat for wildlife without impacting per-acre crop yield. Research has demonstrated that sowing native prairie species in narrow bands along contours and at the base of slopes on corn and soybean farmland is a relatively low cost way to garner multiple agricultural conservation benefits. Small changes can have big impacts.
Community assessment is a process of gathering, analyzing, and reporting information about the needs of your community and the capacities or strengths that are also currently available in your community to meet those needs.
Sarah L. Francis
The three questions most often asked about bed bugs are: • How do I prevent bed bugs from getting into my home? • How do I know if my home is infested with bed bugs? • How do I quickly, efficiently, and effectively eliminate bed bugs if I have them? The purpose of this fact sheet is to address these common questions.
William Edwards and Chad Hart
Questions often arise about how to arrive at a fair price for standing crops such as corn silage, oats, hay, and cornstalks. Although there are no widely quoted market prices for these crops, they can be valued according to their relative feed value and compared to other crops that have a known market price, such as corn grain or hay.
The exam for material covered in this manual will not be available until September 1st, 2019. This manual updates and replaces the older PSEP 0001 manual.
AEP 0302 - 2017
Brent A. Pringnitz
Colorado is known for mountains. The temperature at the city of Colorado Springs was 80 degrees, the sky was clear, the air almost still. We took our jackets and boarded the train to the summit of Pike’s Peak (we were aware that “Pike’s Peak the first” was in Iowa and General Pike actually reached the summit of the Iowa version of the peak). The elevation of downtown Colorado Springs is 6,035 feet above sea level and the summit of the peak is 14,115 feet above sea level. We did not need to be told that the temperature would be cooler at the summit; we could see the snow from town. The jackets were important as the temperature was 40 degrees when we stepped off the train to admire the view that inspired the song “America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates when she saw the fields of grain stretching to the Eastern horizon, from her position on the majestic mountain.
Honey bees, bumble bees, orchard bees, mason bees, and various other insects pollinate our fruit and vegetable plants, as well as ornamentals and native plants. Pollinators are critical for our environment and economy, and they need our help!
Read about one Iowa on-farm research project that confirms sweet corn producers can effectively manage corn earworm by applying vegetable oil-Btk.
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