UAVs in Crop Scouting, Crops Diseases, Nutrient Management and Grain Market Trends to be Discussed at the September 3rd Field Day

The ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm has specialists covering topics from the emerging technology of using UAV's in crop production, to crop diseases, nutrient management, and grain marketing going into the 2014 harvest.  Please plan to attend this educational event on Wednesday September 3rd from 1:00 to 4:30 pm.
The program starts in the Borlaug Learning Center at 1:00 pm with Ken Pecinovsky, ISU Research Farm Superintendent to briefly review the 2014 seasonal weather and trials on the farm.  At 1:10 pm we catch the wagon tour for two stops.  One on crop nutrient management presented by Antonio Mallarino, Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, the other on corn and soybean crop diseases covered by Alison Robertson, Extension Plant Pathologist.  Then back to the Borlaug Center at 2:50 PM for an outdoor UAV demonstration by Tom Smidt of Smidt Crop Management, and indoors in the media room to complete the discussion with Tom on using UAVs in Crop Scouting.  At 3:40 pm Chad Hart will wrap up the day speaking on grain market trends of 2014 and predictions into the near future.
The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.  Directions: From Nashua at the Jct of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave, then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm.  For more information about the event, call Brian Lang at 563-382-2949.

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