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Iowa State University

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Life Sciences

2009

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Farm Energy: Electric Savings: Understanding Demand And 3-Phase Motor Use, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Jane Flammang Dec 2009

Farm Energy: Electric Savings: Understanding Demand And 3-Phase Motor Use, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Jane Flammang

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Sometimes simple changes can reduce energy use on the farm. Explore details on demand charges and 3-phase motors.


Farm Energy: Tracking The Energy Use On Your Farm, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Jane Flammang Dec 2009

Farm Energy: Tracking The Energy Use On Your Farm, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Jane Flammang

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Find out how to track your energy use on the farm with a simple energy log by using the provided Excel file linked within the PDF.


Farm Energy: How Much Energy Is Being Used On Your Farm?, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Jane Flammang Nov 2009

Farm Energy: How Much Energy Is Being Used On Your Farm?, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Jane Flammang

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Discover how Iowa farm energy use compares to other states and how individuals can save energy on the farm. First in a series of publications in the Farm Energy Conservation and Efficiency Initiative.


Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna Nov 2009

Ag Decision Maker: Combine Ownership Or Custom Hire, William M. Edwards, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Includes advantages and disadvantages of custom hiring and information on estimating costs; includes worksheets.


Host Plant Resistance To The Soybean Aphid, Matthew E. O'Neal, Erin W. Hodgson Oct 2009

Host Plant Resistance To The Soybean Aphid, Matthew E. O'Neal, Erin W. Hodgson

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This fact sheet will address how host plant resistance affects the soybean aphid, and summarizes field performance data collected from Iowa.


Protecting Bees In Iowa, Elizabeth J. Buffington, Andrew Joseph Jul 2009

Protecting Bees In Iowa, Elizabeth J. Buffington, Andrew Joseph

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Beekeepers and commercial pesticide applicators play important roles in protecting Iowa's bees. This publication outlines actions both groups can take to reduce the risks to bees that benefit Iowa's agroecosystem.


Protecting Our Water Quality With Sprayer Calibration, H. Mark Hanna May 2009

Protecting Our Water Quality With Sprayer Calibration, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Proper calibration of pesticide sprayers is critical to achieve economical crop management and responsible stewardship of natural resources. Precise application minimizes potential problems while maximizing the effectiveness of the pesticide.