Rebecca Vittetoe
Extension Field Agronomist

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The Aug. 31 field day in Fairfield will have more of a workshop setting and will focus on considerations for seeding cover crops in dry conditions.

 

ISU Extension and Outreach, in partnership with Iowa Learning Farms, Cedar Creek Watershed, Lower Skunk Watershed and Jefferson County Farm Bureau, will host a cover crop field day Aug. 31, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Meetings for crop and livestock producers in south-central Iowa currently experiencing moderate and severe drought are scheduled for early August. Prior to the meeting start, producers may have up to five corn stalk samples assessed for nitrates.

The annual Van Buren County Pasture Walk, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is set for Aug. 1 and will be hosted by Sid and Sparky Wellman.

Producers interested in learning more about cover crops and how to successfully incorporate their use in both stocker cattle and cow-calf operations are invited to two field day events in northwest Iowa on Tuesday, April 11.

Agronomy in the Field for Women will be held this spring for women landowners, farmers and ag retailers to learn about Iowa crop production. The ISU Extension and Outreach program is in its third year.

Workshops will be held in southeastern Iowa  for farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage Palmer amaranth, a weed new to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture.

Farmers, crop consultants and those interested are encouraged to attend the Palmer amaranth identification workshop on Oct. 3 near Chariton, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists Rebecca Vittetoe and Aaron Saeugling.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will cover the basics of imagery, farm pond management and the new online yield forecasting tool at the annual fall field day Sept. 8 at the ISU Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville, Iowa.

The annual Van Buren County Pasture Walk will be Sept. 7, hosted by Jason and Paul Wells in Milton. The focus for the ISU Extension and Outreach pasture walk will be on using cover crops as a forage source.