Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day June 21

Field day will include updates on weather, cover crops, fertilizer management and weed management


field day participantsNASHUA, Iowa – Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will host its annual spring field day June 21. The event will provide information on a wide range of subjects, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists leading demonstrations and discussions.

The field day will run from 1-4:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  

Elwynn Taylor, professor of agriculture and meteorology and extension climatologist at Iowa State, will begin the program in the farm’s Borlaug Learning Center by providing insights on crop weather for the 2017 growing season. Tom Kasper, plant physiologist with USDA-ARS, will also give an update on cover crop practices for growers in northeast Iowa.

The event will then move outside for a tour of the farm. John Sawyer, professor and extension specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management, will share his expertise on nitrogen fertilizer management for corn and Mike Owen, professor and extension specialist in agronomy and weed science, will provide the latest on weed management including Palmer amaranth.

The ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 3321 290th Street, Nashua. To reach the farm from the Nashua  junction of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm.

Certified crop advisor credits will be available (1 SW, 1 NM, 1 PM, 1 CM). For more information about the field day call Terry Basol, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at 641-426-6801.