The State Fair Weed ID Contest is Approaching

July 19, 2017 8:13 AM
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The 2017 State Fair Weed Identification Contest will be held on Friday, August 11, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Contestants can show up anytime during this period and complete the task at their own pace.  

The contest is held outside of the John Deere Agriculture Building, but moves indoors in case of rain.  Contestants are required to identify live specimens of important Iowa weeds (to challenge the professionals, we also include some not-so-common weeds of Iowa).  There are three divisions (Professional, Novice, and Youth), so everybody has an opportunity to win a coveted State Fair Ribbon, along with cash prizes.  Complete rules can be found in the State Fair Premium Book, Weed Identification Contest, Divison 149.

We hope to see you at the Fair.

 

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Bob Hartzler Professor of Agronomy

Dr. Bob Hartzler is a professor of agronomy and an extension weed specialist. He conducts research on weed biology and how it impacts the efficacy of weed management programs in corn and soybean. Dr. Hartzler also teaches undergraduate classes in weed science and weed identificatio...

Meaghan Anderson Field Agronomist in EC Iowa

Meaghan Anderson is a field agronomist in east central Iowa and an extension program specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Educational programming is available for farmers, agribusinesses, pesticide applicators, certified crop advisors, and other individuals intere...