FAQ: Should I be concerned about Palmer amaranth?
Should I be concerned about Palmer amaranth in my prairie strips?
Palmer amaranth is a noxious and aggressive weed you should keep watch for in your crop environment, but you need not be overly concerned about it in your prairie strip. Read more about FAQ: Should I be concerned about Palmer amaranth?
ISU researchers pave the way to make prairie strips eligible option for federal conservation program
How women in Iowa are leading farmland conservation efforts
How can I get prairie strips on my farm?
If you want to plant prairie strips, we suggest you start with one of these two brochures:
- For farmers: Farming with Prairie Strips
- For farmland owners: A Landowner's Guide to Prairie Strips
These publications answer many initial questions we get from people interested in prairie strips. For more specific information, read: Read more about How can I get prairie strips on my farm?
FAQ: What do prairie strips cost?
What do prairie strips cost? Is there cost-share available?Read more about FAQ: What do prairie strips cost?>
Earth Day Special Panel Webinar: Keeping Our Water Healthy: Native Plants and Watersheds April 22
The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! program will host a Zoom webinar on native plants and watersheds with four native plant and water quality experts. Read more about Earth Day Special Panel Webinar: Keeping Our Water Healthy: Native Plants and Watersheds April 22
Prairie Strips for Improved Soil Retention, Water Quality and Habitat Creation
From Missouri Prairie Foundation:
Prairie strips are a new conservation practice that use native grasses and flowers to control erosion, filter water, create habitat, and much more. Iowa State University Agricultural Specialist Tim Youngquist will discuss details about the design, installation, and maintenance of prairie strips on corn and soybean ground. Read more about Prairie Strips for Improved Soil Retention, Water Quality and Habitat Creation
Iowa Honey Producers Association Summer Field Day
This is a full day of knowledge exchange for beekeepers of all levels. A delicious lunch is included in the registration cost.
Location is at Ebert Mt. Vernon Honey:
1090 Highway One North
Mount Vernon, Iowa Read more about Iowa Honey Producers Association Summer Field Day
Tallgrass Prairie Center Native Seed Panel Discussion
The state of Iowa is roughly 97% privately owned. Landowners implementing conservation practices, like native prairie habitat, are a major driver of the market for native seed in Iowa. Landowners and conservation planners will join us to discuss their experiences in planning and planting for conservation. We will look for ways to improve the process and increase the success of native seedings by connecting landowners with resources they need.
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:30 CDT Read more about Tallgrass Prairie Center Native Seed Panel Discussion