Drought Management Information Meeting July 19 in Le Mars

Le Mars, Iowa -- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County will be hosting a meeting Thursday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss drought related issues. The meeting will be held at the Plymouth County Extension Office in the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center at 251 12th St. SE, Le Mars.

Meeting topics and speakers include crop growth and development under drought conditions covered by Joel DeJong, extension field agronomist; Beth Doran, extension beef specialist, discussing feeding drought damaged crops;  William Edwards, extension economist, will speak on crop insurance considerations; and Jeff Davis, county executive director with Farm Service Agency, will discuss government crop programs.

The meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to last about 90 minutes. Begining at noon, producers will have the opportunity to bring five representative corn stock samples for a quick nitrate assessment conducted on site by Beth Doran prior to the start of the meeting. For questions about the meeting, contact the Plymouth County Extension Office at 712-546-7835. No pre-registration is required.

The ISU Extension and Outreach Dealing with Drought Web page, www.extension.iastate.edu/topic/recovering-disasters, has additional drought related articles and publications.