Hawkeye Farm Show with ISU Extension Presentations, Cedar Falls
Feb. 29-Mar. 1
9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily with ISU Extension presentations at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
ISU Extension Presentation Schedule
ISU Extension Presentation Schedule:
· Feb. 28, 11:00 am, Dr. Mike Owen, Extension Weed Specialist, "Herbicide Resistant Weeds: Past, Present and Future; Act Now or Pay the Consequences!"
· Feb. 28, 1:00 pm, Dr. Charles Hurburgh, Professor, Iowa Grain Quality Initiative, Crop Quality-Three Years of New Experience.
· Feb. 29, 11:00 am, Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Extension Climatologist, Crop Weather Outlook 2012.
· Feb. 29, 1:00 pm, Dr. Mike Duffy, Extension Economist, Iowa Land Values: Are We on a Speculative Bubble?
· Mar. 1, 11:00 am, Brian Lang, Extension Agronomist, "Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt Corn".
· Mar. 1, 1:00 pm, Dr. Chad Hart, Extension Economist, Ag Market Outlook for 2012/13.
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SE ISU Research Farm Annual Meeting
Johnson County Extension Office Iowa City
a.m. 2:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. Registration and coffee & treats
10:00 a.m. Call to order
Secretary's Report Virgil Schmitt
Treasurer's Report Greg Brenneman
President's Report Jared Schultz
10:30 a.m. Review of 2011Activities and Plans for 2012
Kevin Van Dee - Research Farm Superintendent
10:45 a.m. With Current Land Values Can We Afford Not to Take Land Out of CRP?
Mike Duffy ISU Extension Economist
How Can Biochar & Biofuels Benefit Iowa Farmers?
11:30 a.m. How Can Biochar & Biofuels Benefit Iowa Farmers?
Laird ISU Agronomy Professor
FREE Lunch (Sponsored by Hills Bank)
1:00 p.m. Mid Season Applications of Urea to Corn
John Sawyer ISU Extension Agronomist Soil Fertility
2:00 p.m. Wrap Up & Adjourn
3 Hours of CCA Credit Available ($20 fee for credit)
Scout School, Ames
Crop Scout School, Ames
am to 4:30 pm at the Scheman Continuing Education Building. This school is designed
for those who have little or no previous scouting experience and plan to work as crop
scouts. The school provides field crop scouts with an overview of the basic
diagnostic skills required for recognizing and documenting field crop problems in corn and
soybean. Registration includes handouts and a set of ISU Extension field guides.
Limited class size and must preregister by Mar. 1. Registration and
additional details are available at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/scout/homepage.html
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Test Help Session
Linn County Extension Office, 3279 7th Ave Marion
a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The training session will cover the Iowa Core Manual and categories 1A (Agricultural Weed Management), 1B (Agricultural Insect Control), 1C (Agricultural Crop Disease Management), 3O,T, and G (Ornamental, Turf, and Greenhouse Pest Management), 4 (Seed Treatment) and 6 (Right-of-Way). Training on the Iowa Core Manual will be given for the first 2 hours, with the training on the other categories following. There is a $25 fee per person for the training session. The session does NOT qualify as a continuing instructional course. The Department of Agriculture will be giving tests for both commercial and private applicators nearby at Linn Cooperative until 2:00 p.m. on March 5, and again in the Johnson County Extension office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on March 6. For more information, please contact Jim Fawcett at (319) 337-2145, Patrick OMalley at (319) 337-2145, or Virgil Schmitt at (563) 263-5701.
Annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association Meeting & Conference
Buzzys in Welton
a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All forage producers are welcome. The Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association provides educational workshops and field days for forage producers in Jackson, Jones, Clinton, Cedar, Scott and Muscatine counties. The featured speaker is Dr. Brink from the US Dairy Forage Research Center to talk about Growing, Harvesting, and Storing Cool-Season Perennial Grasses. Other speakers include Brian Lang, ISU Extension Forage Agronomist to discuss alfalfa fertility, foliar fungicides and other alfalfa production tips; and Virgil Schmitt, ISU Extension Agronomist, and Denise Schwab, ISU Extension Beef Specialist with regional updates. Registration for the conference is $30 and includes a membership to EIHPA and meal. Tickets can be purchased at the door. CCA credits available. For more information contact Denise Schwab at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Brown at email@example.com or 563-872-4475.
Herbicide Resistance in Iowa
Mar. 12, Spencer, Clay Co. Regional Events Center
Mar. 13, Independence, Heartland Acres Agribition Center
Mar. 14, Atlantic, Cass Co. Community Center
Mar. 15, Ames, Quality Inn/Starlight Village
Mar. 16, Iowa City, Clarion Inn/Highlander Conference Center
rapidly expanding problems associated with herbicide resistant weeds, ISU Extension will
conduct a series of meetings to address the issue. The meetings will provide
information about the causes of herbicide-resistant weed populations, objectively evaluate
weed management programs currently used in Iowa, and support the development of durable
weed management programs. All meetings run 9:00 to noon followed by a free meal.
No cost to attend due to funding provided by several partners; however, advance
registration is appreciated for meeting logistics and lunch counts. Additional
information regarding the program and online registration is available at: http://www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds/homepage.html
Northeast ISU Research Farm Annual Meeting & Educational Program
Borlaug Learning Center, Nashua
a.m. to noon
Topics include an address from Steven Leath, President of Iowa State University; Roger McEowen from the Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation will discuss his Top Ten Ag Law Issues Affecting Iowa Farmers; and Ken Pecinovsky farm superintendent will present results from many of the 2011 Research Farm Trials. A Dutch-treat lunch will be served at noon by the Riverton Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. The Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association board member meeting follows at 1:00 pm. The program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Free CCA credits available. For additional information contact Brian Lang at 563-382-2949 or 563-387-7058.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Iowa State University Extension Office.
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