Ajay Nair
Extension Commercial Horticulture Specialist

515-294-7080
nairajay@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

A new publication looks at the small, very small, things in the soil that play a huge role in plant growth and development. The author, Ajay Nair, encourages growers to test soils regularly - preferably in the fall.

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach titled "Crop Rotations, Composting and Cover Crops for Organic Vegetable Production" provides detailed information on those three important aspects of organic production.

The commercial production aspect of asparagus is discussed in a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication. "Commercial Asparagus Production" (HORT 3059) is available online through the Extension Store.

The production of melon, from site selection and planting to harvesting, is covered in the new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication "Commercial Melon Production."

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the 2016 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 15 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station near Ames. The annual event will feature commercial production for farmers, extension personnel and Master Gardeners.

Because of Pak choi's rising popularity, Ajay Nair has authored a publication highlighting the types of Pak choi that can be grown, as well as the management techniques necessary to produce a strong crop.

With a steady growth in number of growers incorporating cover crops into their production systems, ISU Extension and Outreach will host a field day May 24 to showcase results from experiments using cereal rye cultivars.

A new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication discusses all aspects of potato production, beginning with choosing the correct type of potato to grow and including size of seed potatoes, spacing, fertility, pest management and post-harvest management.

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.