Following is a summary of news releases distributed recently by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, with links to the complete releases. Please feel free to use these in your media as appropriate. Contacts, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses, are listed at the bottom of each release if you need additional information. A link to all news releases available from ISU Extension and Outreach is at the end of this message.
2/20/14 Yard and Garden: When to Prune
In a single motion pruning demonstrates both the art and science of horticulture. Understanding how plants grow, why pruning is necessary and which tools to use can remove the mystery surrounding this routine practice.
2/19/14 Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Bremer and Wapello Counties, Iowa
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Eddyville in Wapello County, and trees in the public right-of-way in Waverly in Bremer County. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
2/19/14 Value Added Ag Annie’s Project Course Begins March 7
A special value added agriculture Annie’s Project course is coming to Ames in March. The course covers five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production.
2/19/14 Annie’s Project: Boone County Farmer Shares Her Story
Annie's Project helped Nicole Jonas write a business plan and add value to her farm business. The classes "made me realize things I needed to be doing or be doing better on Red Granite Farm and helped me focus on it as a real business,” Jonas said.
2/19/14 Swine Production Seminar Set in Northwest Iowa
A one-day swine production seminar sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, Hubbard Feeds and Elanco will be Thursday, March 13 in Okoboji.
2/18/14 Workshop on Cover Crop Use in Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production Feb. 25
A cover crop workshop for commercial growers and those working with commercial growers is planned for Feb. 25 at the Iowa Clothing Center, 1005 Nutmeg Avenue, Kalona.
2/18/14 Tomato Grafting and Pest Management Workshop
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a tomato grafting and pest management workshop Friday, March 28 at North East Iowa Dairy Foundation Center, Calmar.
2/18/14 Water Rocks! Music Videos Tell Water Story
Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign in which music is used as a primary component. Partners in the project are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Water Center and Iowa Learning Farms.
2/18/14 Master Equine Manager Course Offered Online
Horse owners and enthusiasts now have an online option for learning horse management through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Master Equine Manager Program, a comprehensive educational experience that teaches the science of horse management.
All Iowa State University Extension and Outreach news releases are available online at http://www.extension.iastate.
Thank you for your attention. If you do not want to receive these notices in the future, please let us know by responding to this message.