Elwynn Taylor to Speak at ISU Northern Research Farm Annual Meeting

Kanawha, IA — The Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm will hold its annual association meeting and educational program on Thursday, March 8, at the Duncan Hall in Duncan. Coffee and rolls will be served at 8:30 a.m.; the program will begin at 9 a.m. Meeting topics include updates on ag weather, the 2012 crop price outlook, seed treatment research and crop response to soil pH. The program will adjourn at 2 p.m.

North Central Iowa Research Association membership is not required to attend this meeting. Persons planning to attend are asked to pre-register by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Garner at 641-923-2856, or in Clarion at 515-532-3453.

Elwynn Taylor, ISU Extension climatologist, will provide an update on current weather patterns and the potential for a dry 2012 growing season. Paul Kassel, ISU Extension field agronomist, will share the results of his trials to evaluate the effectiveness on seed treatments in controlling nematodes. Crop response to soil pH and liming will be discussed by Antonio Mallarino, ISU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist.  

Three local cooperative elevators — Gold-Eagle Cooperative, North Central Cooperative and MaxYield Cooperative — will provide lunch. After lunch, Chad Hart, ISU Extension economist, will review the price outlook for corn and soybeans. He will discuss factors affecting prices and share the most recent price forecasts.  

Certified crop advisor CEU credit has been requested. For additional information contact your local ISU Extension Office.