The Story County Farm Resistance Network formed in 2019 in response to weeds that are becoming more difficult to control. The group shares common goals: to preserve the effectiveness of management tools and to encourage others to help. So far, the team members include farmers, COOP advisers, ag retailer reps and ISU Extension. A video has been created to introduce the team (below).
Grape Insect Pests
The Iowa Community Tree Steward program offers intensive training in community tree management. This is achieved through six 3 hour training sessions, over a six week period. In both classroom and hands-on field labs you will learn: basic tree identification, species selection, tree planting, tree care and maintenance, pest management, value assessment, inventory techniques, program
Outreach for Harrison County includes field days, presentations a local events, videos and news articles. Handouts have been distributed at local retailers and county events (Harrison County crop fair, Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Denison/Atlantic Crop Advantage Series). The project has been mentioned or promoted at the local crop fair, local extension events, and the county extension board meetings.
Materials to Share
Foraging and consumer awareness are essential, and there are always risks associated with consuming wild mushrooms. Classes for anyone interested in being certified to sell wild-harvested mushrooms within the state of Iowa see Wild-harvested Mushrooms Certification.
This website provides Integrated Pest Management (IPM) information from Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and its many departments and programs. The ISU Integrated Pest Management program represents research and extension faculty and staff from the Departments of: