Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach

Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach

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Join us this Wednesday, March 27th for our Farm Tour Maker Space! 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Start and end at the ISU Extension and Outreach Shelby County Office at 906 6th Street in Harlan. $20 for the day! Sign-up by March 26th.🐄
Virtual Crop Scouting School Now Available 04/21/2021

Virtual Crop Scouting School Now Available

Virtual Crop Scouting School Now Available Crop producers can learn from specialists across the Midwest during the Virtual Crop Scout School, offered in part by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Photos from Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach's post 04/21/2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine during the month of April.

The sessions will provide a virtual forum for Iowans to learn about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and have an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts.

Sessions are scheduled for April 17, 19 and 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all.

Full details and links to each session can be found here: https://www.iowacovidinfo.org/

#StrongIowa #Covid #Covid19 #VaccineEducation

Virtual Community Food Systems Certification to be Offered Online 04/21/2021

Virtual Community Food Systems Certification to be Offered Online

Virtual Community Food Systems Certification to be Offered Online Food systems practitioners can complete an online certification course with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Livestock Producers Can Track Their Costs and Insurance Options 04/21/2021

Livestock Producers Can Track Their Costs and Insurance Options

Livestock Producers Can Track Their Costs and Insurance Options The April Ag Decision Maker includes uptated livestock budget and insurance tools compiled by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Photos from Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach's post 04/17/2021

We wrapped up Extension and Outreach week today. Thank you for allowing us to bring the research of Iowa's land grant institution to our community. We've had a great week...here's just a glimpse of what Shelby County Extension and Outreach does every week.

Photos from Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach's post 04/16/2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine during the month of April.

The sessions will provide a virtual forum for Iowans to learn about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and have an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts.

Sessions are scheduled for April 17, 19 and 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all.

Full details and links to each session can be found here: https://www.iowacovidinfo.org/

#StrongIowa #Covid #Covid19 #VaccineEducation

Photos from Shelby County Conservation Board's post 04/16/2021

Outdoor Adventures in Fishing at Prairie Rose State Park. We had a GREAT time...and caught some fish!

Preparing Iowa Veterans for Careers in Food and Agriculture 04/15/2021

Preparing Iowa Veterans for Careers in Food and Agriculture

Preparing Iowa Veterans for Careers in Food and Agriculture Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with Veterans in Agriculture to offer integrated resources for apprenticeships, including on-the-job training and required technical instruction, mentorship and facilitated workshops.

Time to Check Those Tree Stakes 04/15/2021

Time to Check Those Tree Stakes

Time to Check Those Tree Stakes This is the perfect time of year to inspect all trees still being supported by stakes, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Failing to do so could damage the trees.

Yard and Garden: Starting a Vegetable Garden 04/15/2021

Yard and Garden: Starting a Vegetable Garden

Yard and Garden: Starting a Vegetable Garden Learn how to start a home vegetable garden with advice from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Benefits of Organic Farming the Topic of April 21 Webinar 04/15/2021

Benefits of Organic Farming the Topic of April 21 Webinar

Benefits of Organic Farming the Topic of April 21 Webinar Learn about the soil and water quality benefits of organic farming during a webinar with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


04/14/2021

Here for You. Now. Always

Photos from Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach's post 04/13/2021

The Adventure begins here: STEAM: The Arts! We learned about making pottery and careers in the arts. Thanks to Leasa Broulliard for sharing her amazing talent.

04/13/2021

Look at our awesome Extension Council members serving at the Community Kitchen tonight while staff were doing after school programming. #StrongIowa

Thank you to.....
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for volunteering and sponsoring our meal tonight at the Iowa Community Kitchen.
Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, corn and dessert!

Photos from Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach's post 04/13/2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine during the month of April.

The sessions will provide a virtual forum for Iowans to learn about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and have an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts.

Sessions are scheduled for April 17, 19 and 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all.

Full details and links to each session can be found here: https://www.iowacovidinfo.org/

#StrongIowa #Covid #Covid19 #VaccineEducation

04/12/2021

It's Extension and Outreach Week! Extension staff and council members will be out and about this week saying THANK YOU to our partners and our local heroes. Keep watch for details.

It's Extension and Outreach Week! Extension staff and council members will be out and about this week saying THANK YOU to our partners and our local heroes. Keep watch for details.

04/12/2021

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine during the month of April.

The sessions will provide a virtual forum for Iowans to learn about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and have an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts.

Sessions are scheduled for April 17, 19 and 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all.

Full details and links to each session can be found here: https://www.iowacovidinfo.org/#StrongIowa

#Covid #Covid19 #VaccineEducation

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Iowa announce their collaboration to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine during the month of April.

The sessions will provide a virtual forum for Iowans to learn about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and have an opportunity to ask questions of medical experts.

Sessions are scheduled for April 17, 19 and 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all.

Full details and links to each session can be found here: https://www.iowacovidinfo.org/#StrongIowa

#Covid #Covid19 #VaccineEducation


04/09/2021

Learning how to fillet a fish

More from Outdoor Adventures...

Photos from Shelby County Conservation Board's post 04/09/2021

Outdoor Adventures got moved indoors today due to the rain...still had a great time learning about fish and their habitat. Thanks to Shelby County Conservation for partnering with us for these adventures!

Photos from Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach's post 04/07/2021

STEAM: The Adventure begins Here:The Arts! Thank you to Brian Byrnes from Brick Wall Gallery for teaching us about the theater. We learned about different jobs in the theater: directors, costume design, lighting director, choreographer, actors, musicians, and many more... but our favorite was the fight director! We got to practice sword fighting! So much fun!!!!

[04/07/21]   Preemergence Herbicides, Dry Soils and Rain
April 6, 2021

The potential for continued dry weather across the state raises concerns about the impact of dry soils on preemergence herbicides. Preemergence herbicides kill w**ds by being absorbed into the seed as the seed imbibes water. To be effective, the herbicide must be located within the soil profile at the depth where w**d seeds germinate (primarily the upper inch of soil). In addition, there must be sufficient water to keep the herbicide dissolved in soil water. Both factors can be adversely affected by limited rain early in the season.

‘Preemergence herbicides need rain to be effective’
Preemergence herbicides need rain to be effective.
Most farmers rely on rain to move the herbicide into the soil profile. It typically takes at least a half-inch of rain to activate the herbicide, meaning, moving it to the depth where germinating seeds are located. If the upper inch or two of soil is dry, the quantity of rain for activation will be slightly higher since the soil first must be wetted before water will move the herbicide into the profile. Chemical properties of the herbicide, primarily the affinity of the herbicide for soil colloids, affect how much rain is required for activation. Research at the University of Illinois showed relatively small differences in the rainfall requirement between two Group 15 herbicides (Table 1). Acetochlor binds less tightly to soil colloids than S-metolachlor, and thus would be expected to require less rain for activation. There was a difference in performance with a quarter-inch rain, but neither product provided acceptable control with this limited amount of rain.

Influence of rainfall on activation of two Group 15 herbicides. Simmons. U IL. 1967.

Delays between herbicide application and the first activating rainfall is a common cause of residual herbicide failures. A rule of thumb is that an activating rain is needed within five to seven days of application, but as with any biological response, many factors influence this time interval.

Early spring applications (early April) can ‘wait’ longer for activating rain than late-April applications since most w**ds haven’t begun to germinate at the time of early spring-applications.
Tillage ‘resets’ w**ds by killing emerged w**ds and disrupting seeds that have initiated germination. Delays between the final tillage pass and residual herbicide application will shorten the time between application and when an activating rain is needed for good results.
Even if a herbicide is activated in a timely fashion, performance may be reduced when there is limited rain in the weeks following application and activation. As soil dries, preemergence herbicides move from the soil water to adsorption sites on soil colloids, therefore reducing the amount of herbicide available to germinating w**d seeds. Herbicides less tightly bound to soil colloids may provide more consistent control during dry years. Group 3 herbicides (trifluralin, pendimethalin) require more soil moisture than other preemergence herbicides due to their high affinity for soils, whereas differences among other products are relatively small.

Timing of activating rain and soil moisture are important factors influencing residual herbicide activity, but our inability to accurately predict when specific fields will receive rain limits our ability to manage herbicides to account for this variable. However, important things to consider for this year include:

Last year’s dry weather should not impact this year’s herbicide performance, but if the surface soil is dry at the time of residual herbicide application it will require more rain to activate herbicides than if soils are moist.
Early preplant applications reduce the need for timely rainfall, but consider the impact of early application on the length of residual activity and the effect of seedbed preparation tillage on herbicide distribution.
Using full rates can reduce some of the variability brought on by limited rain and soil moisture.
If a field fails to receive an activating rain within 5-7 days of application, consider using a rotary hoe or harrow to control w**ds escaping the residual herbicide. These tools are most effective before germinating w**ds emerge (white root stage). If this isn’t possible, begin to scout fields within two weeks of planting to determine the appropriate time for postemergence applications.
Even with dry conditions, residual herbicides are valuable and important for w**d management. While scouting is always important to determine the most appropriate timing for herbicide applications, it will be even more important if rainfall continues to be limited this season.

Category: WeedsHerbicide Resistance
Links to this article are strongly encouraged, and this article may be republished without further permission if published as written and if credit is given to the author, Integrated Crop Management News, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. If this article is to be used in any other manner, permission from the author is required. This article was originally published on April 6, 2021. The information contained within may not be the most current and accurate depending on when it is accessed.

Tags: preemergence herbicidesdry soilrainherbicide activation
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Bob Hartzler Professor of Agronomy
Dr. Bob Hartzler is a professor of agronomy and an extension w**d specialist. He conducts research on w**d biology and how it impacts the efficacy of w**d management programs in corn and soybean. Dr. Hartzler also teaches undergraduate classes in w**d science and w**d identification.

04/05/2021

Our Outdoor Adventures is at it again Thursday, April 8th as Christina and Curtis from Shelby County Conservation along with Paulette from Shelby County Extension and Outreach are teaching us about building a shelter at Nishna Bend Recreation Area.

All 3rd-5th grade Harlan Community School, Shelby County Catholic School, and Home School students are welcome to join us. Register at: https://bit.ly/outdoor17754

Our Outdoor Adventures is at it again Thursday, April 8th as Christina and Curtis from Shelby County Conservation along with Paulette from Shelby County Extension and Outreach are teaching us about building a shelter at Nishna Bend Recreation Area.

All 3rd-5th grade Harlan Community School, Shelby County Catholic School, and Home School students are welcome to join us. Register at: https://bit.ly/outdoor17754

extension.iastate.edu 04/01/2021

Wine Wednesdays to Offer Insight from Iowa Wineries

extension.iastate.edu Winemakers in northeast Iowa will explain common wines during webinars offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

04/01/2021

Iowa Master Gardeners

🦋Butterflies need nectar, pollen, & host plants. Plant list: https://hortnews.extension.iastate.edu/2001/2-23-2001/butterflygarden.html Iowa State University Extension and Outreach ISU Extension and Outreach - Agriculture and Natural Resources Iowa State Horticulture News Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium

[03/31/21]   Last, Last, Last Chance Private Pesticide Training
April 14th 9-11 am
Call to reserve your spot: (712)755-3104
Shelby County Extension Office
$20 registration fee

extension.iastate.edu 03/31/2021

Early Sweet Corn Is Attractive but Comes at a Risk

extension.iastate.edu Enjoying sweet corn early and abundantly requires careful attention to planting temperature and scheduling, according to a specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

extension.iastate.edu 03/31/2021

Soil Management Land Valuation Conference to Return in May

extension.iastate.edu The annual soil management and land valuation conference returns May 19, with expert insight from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

extension.iastate.edu 03/25/2021

Get a Head Start on Spring Lawn Care

extension.iastate.edu Turfgrass specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers these steps to get your lawn off to a good start.

03/24/2021

We had out last STEAM Adventure; Kids in the Kitchen today. On the menu....homemade Italian pasta and creamy parmesan sauce. Yummy! The kids did great!

The last three weeks they've learned about measuring dry and liquid ingredients, some knife skills while cutting vegetables, kneading, washing dishes, and reading a recipe... all while making some yummy dishes. Fresh tomatoe salsa, yeast buns, and Italian pasta.

April's STEAM adventure begins April 6th. We will focus on The Arts.... watch for registration information around April 1st.

03/22/2021

Our next Outdoor Adventure will be on Thursday, March 25th. Join Christina and Curtis from Shelby County Conservation along with Paulette from Shelby County Extension and Outreach for hiking at Prairie Rose State Park. There are a lot of water fowl that will be interesting to watch, especially while using binoculars. Space is limited, to register go to: http://bit.ly/outdoor17604 . Transportation is provided by Harlan Community Schools to the location, parents will pick up at 5:15. The exact location will be emailed to registered students.
Any questions? Contact Mary at Shelby County Extension and Outreach 755-3104.

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