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    The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 24.  Lisa Schulte Moore, ISU professor of natural resource ecology and management, will kick-off the program, by providing her insights on carbon markets titled “Carbon Science for Carbon Markets: Emerging Opportunities in Iowa”. Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist, and Ashley Dean, education extension specialist, will discuss corn rootworm and resistance management. Bill Long, field agronomist with Pioneer, will discuss the new technology of stacked traits with RNAi (SmartStax PRO® from Bayer & Vorceed™ Enlist® corn from Corteva) for corn rootworm control. Dan Anderson, ag engineering specialist, will give an update on water quality research being conducted, including cover crops and manure trials. Steve Harris, department chair plant pathology and microbiology and entomology, will discuss the latest on sudden death syndrome in soybeans, treatments, and current soybean disease trends to be aware of for the 2022 growing season.

    The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center Headquarters on the ISU Northeast Research Farm and Demonstration Farm.  Directions: From Nashua at the Jct. of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. CCA credits will be available. For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801; or Josh Michel at 563-581-7828.

  • cattlegrazingannuals

    Incorporating a summer annual into a crop rotation provides much needed summer slump grazing while utilizing minimal row crop acres. Denise Schwab, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, explained that a winter annual/summer annual forage rotation disrupts the standard corn/soybean rotation, which in turn provides these three benefits.

    "One, it provides agronomic benefits such as reduced pest pressure, ability to rotate herbicides, and help scavenging soil nutrients; and two, it provides whole farm enterprise flexibility," she said. "Also, it provides feed during three critical seasons when perennial pasture production is limited."

  • Jill - Teaching Kitchen

    Learn all the basics of water bath canning and salsa making at a Food Preservation Workshop on Tuesday September 6 from 5:00-9:00 PM. The workshop, offered at the United Methodist Church, 301 Hansen Blvd in West Union,  is part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Preserve the Taste of Summer program. Jill Weber, a human sciences specialist in food and health with ISU Extension and Outreach, will lead the workshop.

  • Retirement Paycheck

    How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed on Tuesday evenings August 30 and September 6 in an online workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Each session will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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