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Air Quality And Animal Agriculture, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz, Jeffery C. Lorimor, Wendy J. Powers, Hongwei Xin Mar 2003

Air Quality And Animal Agriculture, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz, Jeffery C. Lorimor, Wendy J. Powers, Hongwei Xin

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Air quality and potential gaseous emission from animal feeding operations (AFOs) are a concern among Iowans. Rural residents are concerned with odors and emissions from AFOs that may affect their health, property values, and the environment. Livestock producers are concerned with possible effects on their own family members and employees, the environment, and the health and productivity of the livestock.


Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr. Feb 2003

Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr.

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Worldwide emphasis on grain quality and the increasing use of value-added grains for a specific purpose hold tremendous opportunities for Iowa corn and soybean growers. The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) envisions a future in which Iowa is the location of choice for commercialization of specialty or value-added grains.


Resource Conservation Practices: Understanding And Managing Soil Compaction, H. Mark Hanna, Mahdi Al-Kaisi Mar 2002

Resource Conservation Practices: Understanding And Managing Soil Compaction, H. Mark Hanna, Mahdi Al-Kaisi

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Excessively compacted soil can result in many problems including a reduced yield and an increase in horsepower and fuel necessary for tillage. Learn more about this problem as well as ways to reduce soil compaction.


Resource Conservation Practices: Residue Management And Cultural Practices, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna Mar 2002

Resource Conservation Practices: Residue Management And Cultural Practices, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

High crop residue levels translate directly into soil conservation benefits. Includes what affects crop residue and four methods of measuring it.


Maintenance Of Riparian Buffers, Iowa State University Extension And Outreach Mar 2002

Maintenance Of Riparian Buffers, Iowa State University Extension And Outreach

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Riparian buffers are effective at reducing non-point source pollution in streams. However, to maintain their effectiveness they must be managed and maintained. Regularly scheduled maintenance should begin immediately after the buffer has been planted. It is also important to carefully inspect your buffer annually or after major storm events for any damage or problems that may have occurred. Repairs should be completed as soon as possible to maintain proper buffer functions. There are four major maintenance procedures outlined in this brochure. These four procedures are energy intensive and should be done at specifi c times during the growing season.


Selecting The Correct Nozzle To Reduce Spray Drift, Brent A. Pringnitz, H. Mark Hanna, Jim Ellerhoff Jul 2001

Selecting The Correct Nozzle To Reduce Spray Drift, Brent A. Pringnitz, H. Mark Hanna, Jim Ellerhoff

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Nozzle selection is the most important factor in reducing pesticide drift. Get details here on matching your application needs to the nozzle best suited to the situation.


Weed Emergence Sequences: Knowledge To Guide Scouting And Control, Iowa State University Extension And Outreach Jan 2000

Weed Emergence Sequences: Knowledge To Guide Scouting And Control, Iowa State University Extension And Outreach

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This poster provides information on when weeds begin to emerge in order to help determine the appropriate time to scout fields and implement control tactics.


Buffer Strip Design, Establishment, And Maintenance, Richard C. Schultz, Paul H. Wray, Joseph P. Colletti, Thomas M. Isenhart, Charles A. Rodriguez, Amy Kuehl Apr 1997

Buffer Strip Design, Establishment, And Maintenance, Richard C. Schultz, Paul H. Wray, Joseph P. Colletti, Thomas M. Isenhart, Charles A. Rodriguez, Amy Kuehl

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This publication discusses how to design, plant, and maintain a multi-species buffer strip, which is an important part of river ecosystems.


Have You Checked Your Grain Bin?, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr. Mar 1997

Have You Checked Your Grain Bin?, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr.

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

The problem is with low test weight corn that was either slow to mature or did not fully mature before it was harvested last fall. Corn with a high moisture content may have been dried to 13-14 percent last fall, but those readings might not be reliable.


Cultivation: An Effective Weed Management Tool, H. Mark Hanna, Robert G. Hartzler Jun 1996

Cultivation: An Effective Weed Management Tool, H. Mark Hanna, Robert G. Hartzler

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Common questions are answered about relying on cutivation for interrow weed control. Other weed management factors also are addressed, such as time, weather conditions, erosion control, and cost.


Using Farm Moisture Testers, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr. Oct 1995

Using Farm Moisture Testers, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr.

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Accurate moisture tests are important in managing and marketing grain.


Conveyors For Bulk Handling Of Seed, Manjit K. Misra Feb 1986

Conveyors For Bulk Handling Of Seed, Manjit K. Misra

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Conveyors are used to fill and unload bulk seed storage bins and to transfer seed within a seed cleaning plant This publication describes commercial conveyors available and how to select one.