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photo of pipeline disturbance near Storm Lake
June 16, 2017

Area farmers and the public are invited to attend an informational meeting by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists regarding a Dakota Access Pipeline Restoration Field Day on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Allee Demonstration Farm, located one mile south of Newell. Topics to be discussed include the Dakota Access Pipeline restoration project, manure calibration and manifold distribution. During the morning session Kris Kohl, ISU Agricultural Engineer, will conduct an infiltration study on the disturbed area at the Allee Demonstration Farm. Beef manure has been previously applied to add organic matter as a way to encourage worms and living organisms to return, as well as to improve the water and air movement in the area being restored. The afternoon session will include a demonstration on how to calibrate manure spreaders and what can be done to achieve better results. Recent research in the distribution of manure from liquid manure applicators have shown uniform applications between knives, especially at low application rates. It is important to provide a uniform amount of manure to all parts of a crop field to achieve optimal yields and protect water quality. If the distribution of manure is too low, the corn suffers; too high and the water quality suffers. Join us on June 23rd for these sessions and the opportunity to discuss the ways we might restore the land. Registration begins at 9:45 am and a free lunch will be served between sessions. If you plan to attend, please call the Buena Vista County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 712-732-5056 by June 22, so a lunch can be reserved for you.

May 11, 2016

Northwest Iowa beef producers are invited to learn about the feedlot assessment process at one of four field days offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this summer.

December 15, 2015

Farmers need to exercise caution when it comes to herbicide selection if they intend to graze or harvest a cover crop.

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