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Assessing The Need For A Riparian Management System (Rims), Jesse Randall, Thomas M. Isenhart Sep 2002

Assessing The Need For A Riparian Management System (Rims), Jesse Randall, Thomas M. Isenhart

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Riparian management systems (RiMS) often appear complex, and assessing your stream riparian area to design one can seem a daunting task. There are many design options for RiMS that can provide multiple benefits. The best option is the design that accomplishes the most for you, for the land, and for the community. This publication provides a list of tools and considerations to help you determine what kind of RiMS is best for you and your land.


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.


Safe Farm: 2000 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Jan 2002

Safe Farm: 2000 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and engaged in production or present during production. Data were under reported in 2000 due to a change in how the data were collected and reported.


The Mystery Club: Unveiling Hidden Farm Hazards, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham Jan 2002

The Mystery Club: Unveiling Hidden Farm Hazards, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.