Virgil Schmitt
Extension Field Agronomist

563-263-5701
vschmitt@iastate.edu

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the second annual Weeds Week series on herbicide resistance and weed management July 18-22. These one-day programs, tailored to farmers and retailers, will take place in five locations across Iowa: Crawfordsville, Lewis, Nashua, Sutherland and Boone.

Brenda Schmitt, Virgil Schmitt and the Iowa Learning Farms/Water Rocks team, all with ISU Extension and Outreach, were honored and recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty at the annual Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards breakfast March 10.

Weeds, herbicides and the effectiveness of herbicides to control weeds are topics of agronomic and economic importance to farmers and agribusinesses. It is so important that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists are hosting Weeds Week Aug. 3-7.

Rebecca Ahlers has been selected as southeast Iowa field agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, replacing Mark Carlton who retired in March.

Meaghan Anderson has joined ISU Extension and Outreach as the field agronomist for eastern Iowa.

The annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm will be held  June 26 near Crawfordsville, beginning at 1 p.m.

The June 22 field day in Muscatine County will include a discussion about strip-tillage crop management as well as tractor fuel saving tips. The Lil’ Conservation Station— a portable rainfall simulator-- will demonstrate the effects of rainfall on different soil surface scenarios.