Farm Tour and Annual Meeting Muscatine Island Research Farm Association

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
111 North Street, Fruitland, IA

Registration: $10 (includes membership)
5:30 p.m.        Registration & Welcome
6:00 p.m.        Wagon Tour of Research Farm & Presentations
                                    Vince Lawson, Farm Superintendent
                                                New weather station & ISU Ag Climate Network
Herbicide evaluations
Farm update and overview of current projects
                                    Ajay Nair, Extension Vegetable Specialist
                                                Biochar soil amendment research
                                    Patrick O’Malley, Eastern Iowa Horticulture Field Specialist
                                                Current topics of interest in horticulture
                                    Virgil Schmitt, Crops Field Specialist
                                                What you need to know about Palmer Amaranth
Current topics of interest in agriculture
7:30 p.m.        Dinner & Dessert provided by “Rick’s Ribs” - beef brisket or pulled smoked chicken, sides, ice cream and brownies
8:00 p.m.        Business Meeting MIRF Association

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