ISU offers three fall field days

August 11, 2022 1:00 PM
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You are invited to attend the upcoming field days that will be hosted at the outlying Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms this fall. These field days will feature the latest information on crop production and crop management practices. Below is a list of the upcoming field days that will take place in August and September and what topics will be featured at each field day. All field days are free and open to the public, but please check for registration details for meals.

August 24, 2022 - Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm (3321 290th St., Nashua, IA)

Registration for this event starts at 12:30 p.m. Field day activities start at 1:00 p.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. The field day is free and open to the public. CCA credits will be offered. Pre-registration is not required.

Topics include:

  • Carbon science for carbon markets
    • Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, professor of natural resource ecology and management
  • Corn rootworm resistance, management and the new RNAi technology
    • Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist 
    • Ashley Dean, education extension specialist
    • Bill Long, field agronomist with Pioneer
  • Cover crops and impact on water quality trials at the research farm
    • Dan Andersen, professor in Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
  • Sudden death syndrome and other soybean diseases
    • Steve Harris, department chair in plant pathology, microbiology and entomology

Click here for more information on this field day.

September 8, 2022 - Northern Research and Demonstration Farm (310 S. Main St. Kanawha, IA)

Registration for this September 8th field day beings at 9 a.m. with the event kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30. Please RSVP to the Wright County Extension Office at 515-532-3453 by September 2ndso we can include you for lunch. The field day is free and open to the public. CCA credits will be offered.  

Topics include:

  • Potassium and nitrogen interaction on corn grain yield
    • Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist
  • White mold and Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) management in soybeans (plus some corn diseases)
    • Daren Mueller, extension plant pathologist
  • Planting date impact on corn and soybean yields – a look at the long-term research studies at the Northern Research Farm
    • Mark Licht, cropping systems specialist  

Click here for more information on this field day.

September 8, 2022- Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm (3115 Louisa-Washington Rd, Crawfordsville, IA) 

Registration and lunch for this September 8 field day starts at noon. This event is free and open to all, but please RSVP by September 6 to help with a headcount for lunch. Please either RSVP online at https://go.iastate.edu/RWZOHU or by calling the Johnson County Extension office at 319-337-2145.

This event will celebrate a ribbon cutting for Research and Learning Center at the Southeast Research and Demonstration farm with an open house and celebration of the 35th anniversary of the research farm.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Research & Learning Center and Comments from Special Guests

  • Wendy Wintersteen, President, Iowa State University
  • John Lawrence, Vice President for Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University
  • Dan Robinson, Endowed Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Jay Harmon, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, Director for Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension and Outreach
  • Kendall Lamkey, Chair, Agronomy Department
  • Steve Harris, Chair, Plant Pathology/Entomology/Microbiology Department

SEIARA 35 Year History and Research Farm Update

  • Tim Goode, Research Farms Manager
  • Cody Schneider, Southeast and Muscatine Island Research Farm Superintendent

Networking, dessert and informal field plot tours and discussion will follow the ribbon cutting

Click here for more information on this field day.

More information about these and other field days to be hosted at the ISU Research and Demonstration Farms can be found here.  We hope to see you at one of these events!

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