Herbicide Research Field Day Showcases Current ISU Research

Event will be held June 22 at Curtiss Farm in Ames


weedy soybean fieldAMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Agronomy Department Weed Science Project will host a Herbicide Research Program Field Day on June 22 at the Curtiss Farm (2219 520th Avenue) in Ames, Iowa. The field day, which has occurred since 1982, is an event that allows the weed science program at Iowa State to demonstrate its research to the public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to review new herbicides, application techniques and other weed management strategies in corn and soybeans.

“As weeds continue to evolve herbicide resistance, the need to find better management strategies increases,” said Mike Owen, university professor and extension specialist in agronomy and weed science at Iowa State. “We need to continue to work to find solutions to these developing problems. This field day will provide attendees an opportunity to look at what may be those solutions.”

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. A field book describing each experiment will be available for a self-guided tour. There is no cost to attend and refreshments will be provided.

All are welcome to attend the event free of charge, with no preregistration required.

Directions to the Curtiss Farm are as follows: Exit U.S. 30 at University Boulevard and turn south to the round-about. Turn right (west) on Oakwood and proceed to the first stop sign which will be a “T” intersection. Turn right (north) on State Street to the Curtiss Farm entrance. Turn left (west) and follow the cinder road to the field day tent.

Contact Owen at 515-294-5936 or mdowen@iastate.edu with any questions.