Annual Spring Field Days at ISU Research Farms

ISU Research and Demonstration Farms

2013 Farm Field Days

Field days give farmers and the public a chance to see research projects in progress and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments. But they also provide the opportunity to view the latest in modern agriculture. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Topics of field days in the summer typically cover corn and soybean production, including insect and weed management, soil fertility, tillage systems, water quality, planting dates, crop population, manure management and value-added crops.

Directions to the farms are on the farm pages. (link above)

Kanawha, Iowa – The annual spring field day will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at the ISU Research Farm near Kanawha.  The farm is located on the south edge of Kanawha on County Road R-35.  Coffee, juice, & rolls will be served at 9:00 a.m., and the tour begins at 9:30 a.m.  Tour stops include management of herbicide resistant weeds, corn rootworm management, water quality research, and a discussion of local crop problems.  Continuing education credits for certified crop advisors have been approved.  Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the field day.

 Dr. Matt Helmers, ISU Agricultural Engineer, will share the results of his water quality research.  He’s monitored both pesticide and nitrogen movement in the soil for several years.

 Dr. Mike Owen, ISU Extension Weed Scientist, will discuss the results of his herbicide resistant weeds research.  Dr. Owen will provide tips on managing herbicide resistant weeds.

 Dr. Erin Hodgson, ISU Extension Entomologist, will provide field day participants with the latest information on corn rootworm management.  ISU entomologists have identified corn rootworm that are resistant to the rootworm resistance genes in corn.  Dr. Hodgson will provide tips on managing these rootworms.

 Extension field agronomists Paul Kassel and Mark Johnson will share their observations of the 2013 growing season and comment on problems they’ve seen. 

 Plan to attend the annual summer field day on June 25 at the ISU Research Farm located south of Kanawha on R-35.  For additional information contact your local ISU Extension office or the ISU Research Farm located near Kanawha.  Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.

Nashua, Iowa – The annual spring field day will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at the ISU Research Farm near Nashua. The farm is located west of Nashua, follow signs from Hwy. 18. The tour begins at 1 p.m.

Both field days are free and open to the public.

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