Clarke McGrath
Extension field agronomist


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If dry field conditions persist, the potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material.

Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Master Farmers presented their Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award to two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field specialists - Clarke McGrath and Steve Johnson.

The annual Western Iowa No-till (WIN) Demonstration Field Day is set for June 12 at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead. Field day topics will include managing planter settings in heavy residue areas, use of cover crops to improve soil structure, a marketing update and weather outlook. Keynote speaker is Paul Jasa, extension engineer with University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

As Missouri River flood waters recede from farmland, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are jointly planning a workshop for Monday, Sept. 12 to address cropland issues. The workshop will be conducted via webinar at viewing sites in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.