Upcoming Events


June 22: Herbicide Research Field Day

The 2017 ISU Herbicide Research Program Field Day will be held on June 22 at the Curtiss Farm located on South State Street in Ames, IA.  Registration will begin at 8:30AM with a brief program at 9AM.  A field book will be available for the self-guided tour.  Refreshments will be available and there is no charge for the field day.  Attendees will have the opportunity to review new herbicides, application techniques, and other weed management strategies in corn and soybeans.  Attendance is open to farmers, agchemical dealers, industry representatives and all other interested individuals.  If you have questions, please contact Mike Owen at 515-294-5936 or mdowen@iastate.edu.  

June 27-29: Nitrogen and Water Week

Research Farm Locations: Boone - June 27, Lewis - June 27, Nashua - June 28, Sutherland - June 29, Crawfordsville - June 29

  • Learn more about ISU research facilities studying nitrate loss.
  • Tour the research plots where ISU researchers study the effects of fall application, cover crops, nitrification inhibitors and other practices on Iowa water quality.
  • Review the research results of the effects of various agronomic practices can have on nitrate losses in tile drainage water.
  • Learn about the factors that are used to develop nitrogen fertilizer recommendations. 

July 12: Field Diagnostic Clinic
July 13: Crop Management Clinic
July 31: Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth (Registration deadline July 1, 2017)
August 3: Managing Palmer Amaranth in Conservation Plantings
August 16: Crop Disease Clinic

August 17: SCN and Soybean Aphid Resistance Management Workshop

Managing evolving pests: A workshop providing research-based recommendations for sustainable crop protection.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Field Extension Education Laboratory (1928 240th Street, Boone, Iowa)

The two most important pests that reduce soybean yield (nematodes and aphids) are evolving, becoming resistant to commonly used pest management tools. This workshop will provide research-based, sustainable pest management recommendations for the control of soybean cyst nematode and soybean aphid. Information provided will include updates on the status of resistant pest populations in Iowa and hands-on demonstrations of sampling and managing both pests.   

Register online now!

Agronomy in the Field For Women

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Agronomy in the Field for Women will be held this spring across Iowa. The program is in its third year bringing together women landowners, farmers and ag retailers to learn about Iowa crop production. The goals of this series are to strengthen agronomic skills for women that allow for better decision-making, provide a better understanding of inputs for crop production, see and understand different conservation practices and increase confidence in communication with their spouse, farming partner, ag retailer or tenant. Read the statewide news release for this program.

Central Iowa: Meetings in central Iowa, hosted by Rieck-Hinz, will meet biweekly on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Boone, Iowa this spring and summer. Contact Angie Rieck-Hinz at 515-231-2830 or amrieck@iastate.edu for more information.

West Central Iowa: Meetings in west central Iowa, hosted by Mike Witt, will meet approximately biweekly in Guthrie County this spring and summer. Contact Mike Witt at 641-430-2600 or witt@iastate.edu for more information.

East Central Iowa: Meetings in east central Iowa, hosted by Meaghan Anderson, will meet approximately biweekly on farms in Iowa and Benton Counties in conjunction with the Price Creek Watershed Project. Contact Meaghan Anderson at 319-337-2145 or mjanders@iastate.edu for more information. 

Southeast Iowa: Meetings in southeast Iowa, hosted by Meaghan Anderson and Rebecca Vittetoe, will meet monthly at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville, Iowa. Contact either Meaghan Anderson at 319-337-2145 or mjanders@iastate.edu, or Rebecca Vittetoe at 319-653-4811 or rka8@iastate.edu for more information.

South Central Iowa: Meetings in south central Iowa, hosted by Rebecca Vittetoe, will meet monthly at the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton, Iowa. Contact Rebecca Vittetoe at 319-653-4811 or rka8@iastate.edu for more information.