Q&A: Nitrate reduction and drainage with Iowa State’s Matt Helmers

By popular demand Dr. Matt Helmers set out to address some of the common questions, and sometimes misconceptions, about nitrate loss and drainage in this month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar. Helmers is the Dean’s Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa … Continue reading Q&A: Nitrate reduction and drainage with Iowa State’s Matt Helmers

Strip-tillage and cover Crop field day planned for July 28 in Webster County

Speaking at the field day is Matt Helmers, professor and extension specialist in ag and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University. He will highlight practices and ongoing research efforts to meet the goals of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Mark Hanna, extension agricultural engineer, will share tips on adjusting planter settings for strip-till and no-till … Continue reading Strip-tillage and cover Crop field day planned for July 28 in Webster County

Gov. Branstad tours INRC projects, emphasizes partnership for conservation success

Last week, Gov. Terry Branstad visited Iowa Nutrient Research Center (INRC) field sites at the Iowa State University Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research and Demonstration Farm to sign a proclamation celebrating Soil and Water Conservation Week. The governor and attendees were presented cover crop and bioreactor research at the farm. The Iowa Learning Farms’ Conservation Station served … Continue reading Gov. Branstad tours INRC projects, emphasizes partnership for conservation success

Iowa Learning Farms January webinar: Iowa nutrient reduction strategy discussion

Iowa Learning Farms begins its sixth year of monthly webinars on Thursday, Jan. 21. John Lawrence, associate dean in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director for Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University, and ILF program manager Jacqueline Comito will discuss conservation and the ISU Extension and Outreach role.

Webinar on Iowa Daily Erosion Project, featuring Brian Gelder

Original post by Liz Juchems. The next regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. This month’s presenter is Brian Gelder, Iowa State University associate scientist in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. His presentation will discuss updates to the Iowa Daily Erosion Project to Version 2 as … Continue reading Webinar on Iowa Daily Erosion Project, featuring Brian Gelder

Iowa Learning Farms guest blog post: Making a difference

Today’s guest blogger is Iowa Learning Farms/Water Rocks! student intern Pacifique Mugwaneza Simon, or Pac for short! Pac is a fourth year student at Iowa State University studying Industrial Technology and Agriculture System Technology. His family is originally from Burundi, a small country in East Africa, but Pac spent most of his childhood in refugee … Continue reading Iowa Learning Farms guest blog post: Making a difference

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Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension host field day

Farmers from all over gathered at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm on Thursday, August 25, to participate in a field day hosted by Iowa Learning Farms, ISU Research and Demonstration Farms, and ISU Extension. The field day was focused on educating farmers on strip-tillage and demonstrating precision agriculture technology, a system … Continue reading Iowa Learning Farms and ISU Extension host field day