Ajay Nair
Extension Commercial Horticulture Specialist

515-294-7080
nairajay@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

Techniques of proper planting and termination, advantages and challenges of specific crops and cover crop species are discussed in a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Producers interested in retail sales at farmers markets and food stores will learn how Iowa State research experts are helping growers with their crop management, profitability and quality of produce.

Many crop producers are using best management practices to reduce and control nutrient loss and soil erosion from crop land. These same conservation methods can be applied to large-scale gardens and commercial vegetable production. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is releasing two new publications about combining cover crops and strip-tillage systems and their use in vegetable production.

Muscatine Island Research Farm hosts field day and annual meeting June 23.

Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 10 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, near Ames.

A new publication providing information on suitable tomato varieties for commercial field and high tunnel production in Iowa is now available at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store. Home gardeners also will find the variety descriptions helpful.

Vegetable crop producers will learn about cover crops, soil fertility and insects in vegetable cropping systems during  the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Monday, Feb. 16 at Cedar Valley Produce Auction warehouse, Elma.

Growing quality transplants is the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Valders Hall 379 on the Luther College campus in Decorah, Iowa.

Vegetable growers and those working with them can enjoy a cover crop workshop planned for Sept. 22 at the Woodbury County Extension Office in Sioux City.

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar, Aug. 20, features Ajay Nair with Iowa State University Department of Horticulture. He will discuss the use of cover crops in conjunction with vegetable production.